Company Fined $10,000 for Using Leaky Bins to Transfer Waste
A company that operates a large waste management system uses trucks to pick-up, transfer and drop off large steel waste bins to various locations. Once the bins are full, the company retrieves the bins and transfers them to a landfill site to empty the waste. Two MOE inspections found that company waste bins were defective, with large corroded holes that allowed waste to protrude. The company was ordered to repair the waste bins or remove them from service if they couldn’t be repaired. It was also ordered to conduct an inventory of their bins and train their staff. But it continued to use the corroded waste bins. The company was fined $10,000 for using non-leak proof waste carriers in violation of the Environmental Protection Act [BFI Canada Inc., Govt. News Release, April 11, 2016].