Odour Issues and Related Matters from Waste Management and Industrial Facilities in South London
The purpose of this webpage is to make available public information and statistics from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) regarding odour issues and related matters from selected waste management facilities in south London. The page will be maintained for a two-year period beginning in January 2018.
Geographical Area Being Reported
The area being reported is bound by Highway 401/Exeter Road (north) and Glanworth Drive (south), and between Wonderland Road (west) and Highbury Avenue (east), and includes the communities of Brockley and Shaver.
Within this area are 12 facilities that have been identified as potentially causing odour issues. These do not include agricultural operations. The area and 12 facilities are shown on this map (PDF).
Four facilities have been identified as primary potential sources of odour issues. These are:
- Ingredion Canada Corporation – London operations (manufacturing process for industrial corn starches)
- Orgaworld Canada Ltd. (composting facility)
- StormFisher Environmental Ltd. (anaerobic digester – biogas facility)
- City of London W12A Landfill Site (waste disposal site for solid, non-hazardous wastes)
Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP)Abatement and Enforcement Tools
The Environmental Protection Act (EPA) gives the MECP the authority to respond to odour concerns. Details on the MOECC Compliance Policy Applying Abatement and Enforcement Tools can be found on their website.
As it becomes available, public information and statistics from the MECP will be posted on this page.
Currently available information covers the period of January 1, 2007 until July 31, 2017 for 3 facilities, and January 1, 2014 until July 31, 2017 for one facility. Click links below for individual (PDF) summaries of odour complaints for each facility, as tracked by MECP.
- Ingredion Canada Odour Complaint Summary
- Orgaworld Canada Odour Complaint Summary
- StormFisher Environmental Odour Complaint Summary
- City of London W12A Landfill Site Odour Complaint Summary
City of London Report to Planning and Environment Committee
City of London staff presented a report to the August 28, 2017 meeting of the Planning and Environment Committee. The purpose of the report was to provide an update on actions to date and potential future actions and staff recommendations.
City of London Report to Reports to Community and Protective Services Committee
Two reports have been submitted to the Community and Protective Services Committee (CPSC) Since August 28, 2017:
February 21, 2018 report submitted to CPSC. The purpose of the report was to provide a draft Public Nuisance By-law amendment (Schedule "A") to address nuisance odours related to Anaerobic Digestion Facilities, Composting Facilities and Rendering Plants and to refer draft to public participation meeting to be held on April 4, 2018 for the purpose of seeking public input on the draft by-law.
March 6, 2018 meeting of Council. The report from the February 21, 2018 meeting of CPSC was referred back to the Managing Director, Development & Compliance Services and Chief Building Official for further review and a report back at a future meeting of the CPSC.
June 18, 2018 report submitted to CPSC. The purpose of the report was to provide an update on actions associated with the Odour Monitoring Pilot Project.