Protecting Our Natural Environment.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Currently Morden Sand and Gravel has an approved and operating facility capable of receiving excess soil, which provides beneficial reuse as required by the legislation.
Additional facility opening to better serve our clients.
Aid in getting contact with third-party consultants that can help with planning and implementing new rules and regulations.
NEW EXCESS SOIL MANAGEMENT LEGISLATION GUIDELINES (O. Reg. 406/19)
As of January 1, 2021, excess soil will be designated as waste from the moment it leaves a project area unless it is reused in accordance with the rules set out in the regulation. These rules are briefly summarized as follows:
The excess soil is being directly transported to a reuse site, a soil bank storage site, soil processing site, a temporary excess soil management site, or a local waster transfer facility.
Soil quality must meet the new Excess Soil Standards at a minimum and the quantity of excess soil must be consistent with the beneficial reuse specified for the reuse site:
- Where the site is governed by a site-specific instrument such as an ECA, Aggregate Act,
License, or Municipal Bylaw Permit, there are other conditions which might apply.
Site-specific quality standard may be developed for the reuse site by a Qualified Person (QP)
EXCESS SOIL MANAGEMENT PLAN
Morden Sand and Gravel have been tirelessly planning and preparing to ensure that projects occurring in our area have a site to use that complies with all current regulations.
Our Sandhill Fill Site is registered with the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority as required by O. Reg. 406/19 for reuse sites capable of accepting soil in excess of 10,000 cubic metres. This ensures our clients, who need a reuse site, the peace of mind that our site can meet the stringent rules set forth by O. Reg. 406/19 for disposal of the excess soil.
We are also in the process of opening a second facility to better serve our clients (details to be provided once all approvals are in place). Whether the project is private or public the excess soil regulations now play a large part in the planning process and we are here to help.
Many municipalities, private developments and the like have already started using our facility in their tendering process to allow for fair, transparent excess soil management. This essentially eliminates the risks born by the owner ensuring the soil is handled in a matter that complies with the regulation.
Furthermore, we work closely with specialized consulting firms in the area that can help with all the planning, soil characterization (chemical analysis), documentation and tracking required to ensure all excess soil is dealt with a manner that complies with the new rules and regulations.
Currently, our Sandhill Fill Site can accept Table 2 Industrial/Commercial/Community quality soil as determined by the Excess Soil Quality Standard Tables.
WHEN EXCESS SOIL IS REMOVED FROM THE SOURCE SITE AND TRANSPORTED TO OUR REUSE SITE:
Each load must be accompanied by documentation signed by the Source Site QP which will include appropriate and representative soil analyses from the soil at the Source Site confirming the soil quality is acceptable for the intended Receiving Site in accordance with Sandhill Fill Site Fill Management Plan;
The Source Site owner and QP obtain and keep written documentation from the Sandhill Fill Site operator confirming that the soil was received, and the quality and quantity were acceptable in accordance with the Sandhill Fill Site Fill Management Plan.
The owner/operator of a Source Site ensures that all provisions of the Soil Management Plan are carried out.
If requested, the QP at the Source Site will make documentation, including all past environmental site assessment information, available to Morden Sand and Gravel.