Emerald Energy From Waste Inc. follows strict guidelines to drive zero emissions.
The Emerald Energy from Waste facility is fully licensed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and held under strict guidelines and consistent monitoring.
The facility has undergone two provincial Environmental Assessments to evaluate the potential for the site to affect the natural, social and economic environment:
- The original assessment to establish the facility took approximately 5 years
- A second assessment was conducted to add the 5th incinerator and improve the air pollution control system, took approximately 3 years.
The waste disposal site approval allows the facility to receive solid non-hazardous waste from anywhere in Ontario.
The following parameters are monitored continuously to ensure the facility meets the air emission limits:
- Hydrogen Chloride
- Carbon Monoxide
- Oxides of Nitrogen
Any deviation from the established limits is corrected immediately. Monitoring reports are provided to the Ministry of the Environment on a quarterly basis.
Annual stack testing is performed by an outside firm to ensure we have an outside, objective evaluation. These third party experts assess over 100 possible emission compounds, each of which has an emission limit. These are the key items for the annual stack testing
- Particulate matter
- Dioxins and Furans
- Chlorobenzenes and Chlorophenols
- Polychlorinated Biphenyls
- Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
- Sulphur Dioxide and Carbon Dioxide
- Total Hydrocarbons
The facility has operated in compliance with its original and revised environmental limits for all of its 20+ years of operation.
The environmental performance of the Emerald Energy from Waste facility is reviewed five times a year, at meetings of the facility’s Public Liaison Committee. The meetings are normally held in January, March, May, September and November. The meetings usually occur at the facility and the public is invited. Please refer to the Public Liaison tab or contact the facility directly for future meeting dates.