Soil is an important resource. Every day in Ontario, large amounts of soil are being moved to support development activities. The protection and conservation of soil in Ontario is a valuable component of maintaining the environment for present and future generations. The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has released “Excess Soil Management – A Guide for Best Management Practices” which outlines requirements to manage excess soil, particularly when the soil may be affected by contamination, in preventing and mitigating the potential for adverse effects.
The guide identifies that it is the responsibility of all parties who excavate, transport, receive or store excess soil to ensure that the excess soil being managed in an environmentally sound manner in accordance with all regulatory requirements. G2S can assist with the development and implementation of Fill Management Plans which will provide best practices on how to handle excess soil beginning at the place where the soil is excavated (a “Source Site”), during the transportation of the excess soil, and through to a site where the excess soil can be reused for a beneficial purpose (a “Receiving Site”).