The Environmental Appeal Board hearing of the appeals for the Air Quality Permit issued to Green for Life have been set for June 3-18, 2019 and June 26-28, 2019. The hearing will take place at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Delta’s role in the appeal will include seeking confirmation that GFL’s facility will be effectively regulated with more precise and restrictive conditions to prohibit any odour outside of the property. View the Council report regarding the upcoming hearing.
The Green for Life (Enviro-Smart) composting facility located at 4295 72nd Street in Ladner operates under a Metro Vancouver site licence and a BC Ministry of Environment permit. The odour currently generated from this facility is unacceptable and clearly impacting a number of residents that live in Ladner.
At the August 13, 2018 Regular Meeting, Council endorsed recommendations in response to the recently issued Metro Vancouver Air Quality Permit to Green For Life Environmental (GFL) Enviro-Smart composting facility in Ladner. As part of the issuance of a Metro Vancouver Air Quality Permit, GFL must fully enclose their composting facility and treat air through a bio-filter by March 1, 2020. View the staff report and conditions associated with the Metro Vancouver Air Quality Permit.
At the November 19, 2018 Regular Meeting, Council approved the issuance of a building permit for the fully enclosed Green for Life Enviro-Smart composting facility, subject to compliance with the BC Building Code. Council also supported a recommendation for Delta to pursue an amendment to the GFL Air Quality Permit to eliminate any odour emanating from the facility by utilizing best available technologies. In addition, Delta has been granted full third party status in the appeal process and will continue to support a resolution that ensures community odour issues are resolved. View the staff report. Third Party status will allow the city to make submissions to the Environmental Appeal Board to work towards a resolution to GFL’s odour issues that addresses residents’ concerns and includes stringent, fair and enforceable conditions to ensure these odour issues are resolved.
Metro Vancouver Air Quality Complaints line: 604-436-6777
Metro Vancouver Online Air Quality Complaint Form
For any questions related to Delta’s involvement, please contact:
Sean McGill, Director of Corporate Services
Mike Brotherston, Manager of Climate Action and Environment