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.
Also at this meeting, Delta Council received a presentation from Fraser Health Medical Health Officer, Dr. Michael Schwandt, and Human Health Risk Assessment Specialist, Dr. Goran Krstic, regarding the Health Authority’s investigation into the potential for adverse human health effects from odours at the Green for Life Enviro-Smart composting facility. View the response letter and key findings from Fraser Health.
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.
Staff continues to provide regular updates to Council on the subject of the GFL Enviro-Smart composting facility, including ongoing issues related to the Metro Vancouver Air Quality Permit process and the other applicable regulations that pertain to the facility. Three letters from Mayor Jackson have been mailed out to the east Ladner community providing updates on what Delta has been doing to advocate for a solution that will address odourous emissions coming from this facility.
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