Dump owner in court
The owner of a Barnhartvale landfill has pleaded not guilty to regulatory offences after allegedly accepting dozens of truckloads of unapproved waste at his dump.
Edward James Blackwell and E.J. Blackwell Holdings Ltd. are each facing three charges under the Environmental Management Act — one count of introducing waste into an environment without a permit and two of failing to comply with a permit.
The offences are alleged to date back to 2008.
In court on Monday, Jan. 31, Crown prosecutor Joel Gold said the charges stem from a series of dumps involving debris from demolition of a hotel.
Gold said Blackwell’s landfill is only permitted to accept wood, asphalt, cement and concrete.
Debris from the demolished hotel included insulation, wiring and glass.
Blackwell is slated to return to court on Feb. 10 to set a date for his next hearing.