VAUGHAN, ON – GFL Environmental Inc. (NYSE: GFL) (TSX: GFL) (“GFL” or the “Company”) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Arbor Hills Landfill, Inc (“Arbor Hills” ) agreed to a consent judgment with EGLE to resolve issues raised in a complaint filed by EGLE in late October 2020. The complaint related to odors at the landfill between January 2018 and November 2019. Although the incidents in the complaint occurred prior to the acquisition of GFL Arbor Hills on October 30, 2020, consistent with its commitment to the surrounding communities, GFL agreed in the consent judgment to codify the odor management best practices implemented by GFL at the landfill.
GFL also agreed to undertake three additional environmental projects as part of the enforcement action settlement in Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy v. Arbor Hills Landfill, Inc. to enforce federal and state laws. The three projects are the establishment of a new household hazardous waste landfill program to be operated by Washtenaw County, the installation of a state-of-the-art perimeter emissions monitoring system and the installation of a vegetal barrier at two locations facing Napier Road.
“Since acquiring Arbor Hills, GFL has been committed to continuing to invest in improvements to the landfill, including the soon-to-be-built renewable natural gas facility that will convert landfill gas into renewable energy. said Dave Seegert, Arbor Hills Landfill Manager. “We continue to focus on implementing best landfill management practices.”
GFL, headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, is the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America, providing a full range of non-hazardous solid waste management, infrastructure remediation and soil and liquid waste management through its platform of facilities across Canada and in more than half of the states in the United States. Across its organization, GFL has more than 18,000 employees.