City plans for two new soil recycling plants

Waterfront Toronto is conducting a pilot project in the Toronto Portlands in hopes of constructing a full-scale soil recycling facility.

The two recycling plants will be the only soil washing facilities in Canada. Soils will be treated near their source and diverted from landfills. The treated soil will be used in upcoming waterfront revitalization projects, reducing the need to import soil.

Up to 50,000 cubic metres of soil will be processed during the pilot, which is expected to take about six months.

Waterfront will assess the viability of the pilot in terms of cost and effectiveness before going ahead with a full-scale facility.

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