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Composting Matters

This is the inaugural article of "Composting Matters," a column geared to report on trends and issues pertaining to the development of composting in Canada.This issue provides an overview of the vario...


This is the inaugural article of “Composting Matters,” a column geared to report on trends and issues pertaining to the development of composting in Canada.

This issue provides an overview of the various legislative and regulatory parameters as provided by the provincial and territorial ministries of environment.

British Columbia

BC Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks

Prevention and Remediation Branch

P.O. Box 9342, Stn. Prov. Govt.

Victoria, BC V8W 9M1

Tel.: 250-387-9985

Website: www.elp.gov.bc.ca

Waste Management Act (1996), Environment Management Act (1996), Production and Use of Compost Regulation (1994), Organic Matter Recycling Regulation Draft 2 (1999) and Production and Use of Compost Regulation.

Alberta

Alberta Environment Action on Waste

5th Floor, Oxbridge Place

9820-106th Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J6

Tel.: 780-422-8466

Website: www.gov.ab.ca/env/waste/aow/ index.html

Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Waste Control Regulation, Activities Designation Regulation, Code of Practice for Compost Facilities, Code of Practice for Responsible Livestock Development & Manure Management, Municipal Waste Facility Operator Certification Guidelines for Landfills and Composting Operations and CCME Guidelines for Compost Quality.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management

Environmental Protection Branch

3211 Albert Street

Regina, SK S4S 5W6

Tel.: 306-787-6124

Website: www.serm.gov.sk.ca

Municipal Refuse Management Regulations (1986) and CCME Guidelines for Compost Quality.

Manitoba

Manitoba Environment

Pollution Prevention Branch

123 Main Street, Suite 160

Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A5

Tel.: 204-945-7100

Website: www.gov.mb.ca

Environment Act, Waste Reduction and Prevention Act, Municipal Act, City of Winnipeg Act, Waste Disposal Ground Regulation and CCME Guidelines for Compost Quality.

Ontario

Ontario Ministry of the Environment

135 St. Clair Ave. West, 7th Floor

Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5

Tel.: 416-325-4440

Website: www.ene.gov.on.ca

Environmental Protection Act, Part V; Regulations 101, 102, 103, 104, 347; Draft Standardized Approval Regulation; Interim Guidelines for the Production & Use of Aerobic Compost; and Draft Guide lines for Aerobic Composting Facilities & Compost Use.

Quebec

Ministre de l’Environnement

Direction des politiques du secteur municipal

Service de la gestion des rsidus solides

675, boul. Ren-Lvesque Est

Qubec, QC G1R 4V7

Tel.: 418-521-3885

Website: www.mef.gouv.qc.ca

Environment Quality Act (Articles 22; 54); Regulation respecting solid waste (R.R.Q. 1981, c. Q-2, r-14); Regulation respecting pulp and paper mills (R.R.Q. 1981, c. Q-2, r. 12.1, O.C 1353-92); Quebec Action Plan for Waste Management 1998-2008 (September 1998); Guidelines on Approval Procedures and Siting and Operations Criteria for Organic Composting or Inorganic Recovery Facilities (1999); Instruction Note 99-06 on Agronomic Utilization of Residuals; and, Interim Guidelines for Landspreading (1999).

New Brunswick

NB Department of the Environment

Municipal Services Section

364 Argyle Street, P.O. Box 6000

Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1

Tel.: 506-444-4599

Website: www.gov.nb.ca

Clean Environment Act, Water Quality Regulation under Clean Environment Act and Guidelines for the Site Selection, Operation and Approval of Composting Facilities in New Brunswick.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Department of the Environment

P.O. Box 2107

Halifax, NS B3J 3B7

Tel.: 902-424-5300

Website: www.gov.ns.ca/envi/wasteman/

Environment Act, Solid Waste Resource Management Strategy (1995), Activities Designation Regulations, Approvals Procedure Regulations, Solid Waste-Resource Management Regulations and Nova Scotia Department of the Environment Composting Facility Guidelines (1998).

Prince Edward Island

P.E.I. Department of Technology and Environment

P.O. Box 2000

Charlottetown, P.E.I. C1A 7N8

Tel.: 902-368-5029

Website: www.gov.pe.ca

Environmental Protection Act, Draft Waste Resource Management Regulations and CCME Guidelines for Compost Quality.

Newfoundland

NF Department of Environment and Labour

Pollution Prevention Division

P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, NF A1B 4J6

Tel.: 709-729-2556

Website: www.gov.nf.ca

Environment Act and Waste Material Disposal Act.

Yukon

Yukon Territorial Government

Department of Renewable Resources

Environmental Protection Branch R-8

Box 2703

Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Tel.: (867) 667-5934

Website: www.gov.yk.ca/govt.htm

Environment Act, Some regulations under this act are:

1. Solid Waste Regulations

a) Special Waste Regulations

b) Pesticide Regulations

c) Draft Air Emissions Regulation

Northwest Territories

Government of Northwest Territories

Environmental Protection Service

Department of Resources, Wildlife & Economic Development

600, 5102-50th Avenue

Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 3S8

Tel.: (867) 873-7654

Website: www.rwed.gov.nt.ca

N.W.T. Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Guideline for Agricultural Waste Management and CCME Guidelines for Compost Quality.

Nunavut

Government of Nunavut

Department of Sustainable Development

PO Box 800

Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

Tel.: (867) 979-5119

Website: www.gov.nu.ca

Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Guideline for Agricultural Waste Management and CCME Guidelines for Compost Quality.


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