A breakdown of Toronto Hydro’s waste Non-hazardous waste In 2014, 746 metric tonnes of waste were recycled, 26 metric tonnes were composted and 579 metric tonnes were sent to landfill. This resulted in a waste diversion rate of 57%. These numbers do not include the amount of waste recovered through the investment recovery process. RECYCLING OLD CARPET Toronto Hydro diverted 16,200 lbs of old carpet from the landfill by sending our old carpet from Commissioners Street to InterfaceFLOR’s 2.0 Carpet Reclamation program. Hazardous waste In 2014, approximately 2.8 million litres and 340 metric tonnes of hazardous waste were sent for destruction or recovery. TORONTO HYDRO 2014 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT 63 INTRODUCTION MATERIALITY AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT OUR WORKFORCE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS INVESTMENT RECOVERY PROGRAM Toronto Hydro has an investment recovery program where valuable waste metals are sold for reuse. In 2014, 2,946 metric tonnes of waste metals were sold through this program. When added to our recycling totals above, our waste diversion rate increased to 87%. PCBs Last year, 26,000 L of liquid PCB waste and 154 metric tonnes of solid PCB waste were shipped for destruction. These amounts are included in the total hazardous waste amounts listed above. G4-EN29 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations In early 2014, Toronto Hydro discovered capacitors containing PCBs were in service — contrary to the federal PCB regulations — and we reported this finding to Environment Canada. Following this self-reported violation, on June 26, 2014, Toronto Hydro received an Environmental Protection Compliance Order (EPCO) from Environment Canada under subsection 235(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The EPCO required Toronto Hydro to remove and arrange for destruction of all identified capacitors. We complied with this order and received acknowledgement from Environment Canada on October 28, 2014 that all required actions were completed. There was no fine or non-monetary sanction.
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