Metro Environmental Limited, the Heart’s Desire company behind a proposal to develop an organic composting facility on the Argentia Access Road, has submitted an addendum to its Environmental Preview Report as requested by the minister.
The company is proposing to develop a facility that will compost organic waste like offal from the chicken and mink farming industries.
The department is inviting the public to view the addendum and submit comments on the proposal by May 18.
As per the Department of Environment and Climate Change website “Metro Environmental Services Incorporated is proposing to establish an industrial composting facility to process a variety of organic waste from commercial and industrial sources in Newfoundland, to produce a marketable organic fertilizer product. Organic waste to be composted will include mink farm offal, spent hens, dead birds, poultry feathers, slaughterhouse offal and carcasses, and fish processing wastes. The organic waste will be mixed on-site with wood chips, sawdust and shredded plants, and the mixture will be distributed in long parallel windrows sufficiently spaced to be mechanically turned for aeration. The undertaking will be located approximately 3.5 kilometres southwest of the intersection of the TransCanada Highway and Route 100. Project construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2016.”