MARCH 2012

Waste Management to establish dedicated C&D material processing facility in Toronto

Waste Management (WM) will establish a facility in Toronto dedicated to processing waste materials from building construction and demolition (C&D) sites.

Scheduled to be in operation this Fall, the plant which was acquired in late 2011 will undergo extensive upgrades. The total investment is expected to be $16 million, and 20 new full-time jobs will be created at the facility.

The semi-automated single stream recycling plant will process an estimated 87,000 tons of C&D material in its first full year. As the facility will be equipped to sort waste materials, contractors and developers will no longer have to separate at source, and this will result in increased recovery rates.

Located south of the QEW at New Toronto Street, the facility will serve western Toronto and the southern parts of Peel Region. Brad Muter, WM’s vice president for eastern Canada, noted that the site was selected “because continued strong construction activity and population growth are anticipated in Toronto.”

The C&D facility will support local and provincial government efforts to divert these materials from landfill.