Stay up to date with compliance efforts and updates surrounding Cleanit Greenit Composting Systems Inc.
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- Coming Up: August 4th 2022 Cleanit Greenit, AEP, and City of Edmonton will meet in court to work towards a solution.
- July 15th 2022: MLA Jon Carson to meet with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) regarding the recent court filings and continued issues. Mr. Carson will bring residents questions to this meeting and provide an update.
- July 14th 2022: City of Edmonton puts a statement out: The City of Edmonton has been informed that Cleanit Greenit went to court on June 29 and obtained a temporary stay of Alberta Environment’s Closure Order. The stay is in place for approximately one month, and Alberta Environment and Cleanit Greenit will be returning to court on August 4. During this time, Cleanit Greenit has been permitted by the court to continue operations. We understand that Cleanit Greenit will be requesting a further extension of the stay. The City opposes any further delay of the Closure Order and will be attending court and asking the court for permission to intervene in the proceeding.
- July 10th 2022: Cleanit Greenit CEO/Owner Kirstin Castro-Wunsch is asked to provide an update to the community on what residents should expect moving past the June 30th cancellation. No response was provided.
- June 29 2022: CIGI files with the court to get an emergency stay of the closure order pending a judicial review. The court gave them an interim stay that will last until August 4 2022.
- June 21st 2022: Cleanit Greenit files an application with the Court of Queen’s Bench for Judicial Review of the March 2021 decision to cancel their registration.
- June 17th 2022: Cleanit Greenit files an application with AEP for an approval to operate the compost facility. That application will be reviewed by AEP, and no decisions about the application have yet been made.
- October 2021: Resident Sarah Hunter requests information from Alberta Capital Airshed regarding CIGI’s new proposed air monitoring plans that were posted on their website on Sept 7th 2021. ACA is a non-profit organization that provides industry and community members with unbiased factual information regarding air quality, and odour. Read their letter here.
- August 2021: Alberta Environment releases their status of appeals document. CIGI files to appeal the June 2022 registration cancellation by AEP. Document can be found here (Pg. 25).
- April 2021: Alberta Environment cancelled CIGI’s (Cleanit Greenit’s) registration effective June 30th 2022. The notice of cancellation can be found here.
- March 2021: City of Edmonton confirms they are seeking legal action against CIGI for continued odour offences and noncompliance. Article here. The city has issued over 33 bylaw tickets to CIGI. Ticketing was abandoned in late 2020 due to a court backlog from COVID-19 and the overwhelming amount of calls from residents. COE had received over 300 complaints during this time. Over 75 residents/businesses signed Affidavits in the fall of 2020 with the City of Edmonton to attest to the impact of the odours.
- December 2020: CIGI agrees to pay 14/33 odour bylaw tickets to the Crown. Amounting to about $3500. Article here.
- In late 2020: the Alberta Ombudsman officially launched an investigation into Alberta Environment and Parks (AEPs) lack of enforcement and response to resident complaints. The investigation remains open at this time.
What is the Cleanit Greenit Odour?
In a nutshell, the odour that emanates from the Cleanit Greenit facility is often described as a sour, rotting, repulsive odour. The odour mainly affects the Big Lake area (Hawks Ridge, Trumpeter, Kinglet, and Starling), Secord, Lewis Estates, and the West Henday area. The odour is sometimes smelled as far as Laperle, Meadowlark, and Yellowhead industrial areas. Winterburn industrial area is also greatly impacted. This odour does not smell like sewer, landfill, or road construction. The odour can come and go throughout the day, sometimes lingering for hours or other times only 15-20 minutes. Depending on weather, activity at the site, and wind conditions the frequency and intensity of the odour can vary.
Where is Cleanit Greenit?
The Cleanit Greenit composting facility is located in West Edmonton the Winterburn Industrial area at 20450 113 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5S 0G3. This location is more than 3 km away from where odours are detected. If you have ever driven on Anthony Henday drive between 111th and Yellowhead, you’ve likely smelled CIGI’s odours.
I am absolutely sick and tired of not being able to enjoy a beautiful day at the playground with the kids without needing to suffer through this atrocious smell. It happens way too often. Many evenings I can’t even open my windows to enjoy the fresh airJ Little, Stop the Stink Petition
I work very close to this location and I am worried for my future health and the health of my family.P. Bergsman, Stop the Stink Petition
I have to drive in the area to do business, and the smell is disgusting. It has even made me look elsewhere to have my work done. If the business I deal with in that area, didn’t give me such great service and price I’d move elsewhere because of the smell.D. Peacock, Stop the Stink Petition
I drive by the area everyday on the way to work and the smell is horrendous. I need to turn on my cars internal air circulation system and it still manages to find its way into my car. It needs to be moved or buried.D. Vanderwerk, Stop the Stink Petition
The smell is awful and I worry about my property value.C. Dumsday, Stop the Stink Petition
It’s time for something to be done. The stench we live with from this company is unacceptable. It’s time to stop passing the buck between city, provincial & federal governments. It’s time for this company to be moved out of the area. It is unacceptable that people in the area (and it is a large area) have to live like this.M. Greger, Stop the Stink Petition