BELLEVILLE – On January 31, 2012, Rancor Wood Recycling Inc. and Randy Corfield were fined a total of $112,000 for failing to comply with ministry orders and requirements of a certificate of approval.
The Court heard that the company operates a waste management facility located in Belleville and that Mr. Corfield is the director. In 2009, the ministry ordered the company to reduce its waste material at the facility. There was approximately 120,000 tonnes of waste on site when the company was only approved to store 1,800 tonnes. The order was not complied with by the specified date. Furthermore, the company continued to accept waste when the approval required the company to cease accepting waste until some waste was removed. In 2010, the ministry issued another order requiring the company and Mr. Corfield to submit written confirmation that a qualified person had been retained to assess groundwater conditions at the facility. The company and Mr. Corfield did not provide the required written confirmation and failed to carry out any additional water monitoring.
The company and Mr. Corfield were charged following an investigation by the ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch.
The company and Mr. Corfield were fined a total of $112,000 plus victim fine surcharges and given two years to pay the fine. Mr. Corfield was also placed on probation for one year.
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