Recently, several municipalities and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) have been addressing the problem of excess soil and after several investigations and complaints, recommendations were made to encourage construction companies to use best practices with respect to soil management.

Soil management begins at the source site where the soil is being excavated and ends at the receiving site where it is disposed of or reused for beneficial reuse. The movement of soil on a day to day basis has also created several logistical problems for residents in cities with high volume construction projects. For example, many of the construction companies need their clean soils (cleanfill) for a later date. When they are excavated they are held in a temporary storage site which can create a problem for residents in the cities and municipalities.

soil managementIt is for this reason that C.L.E.A.N. has stepped up on their Construction Site- Waste Management Services in order to provide sound solutions to this escalating problem.

C.L.E.A.N’s 4 step approach provides a sound, cost effective, coordinated and logistical schedule for the required soil management practice for a contractor requiring the flow of their excavated soils from source sites to receiving sites. All projects have specific timelines and dates that facilitate the need to have soil delivered to or transported from both source and receiving sites.

C.L.E.A.N. and its Alliance partners have designed a model for the construction industry to be able to have a coordinated and logistical approach to soil management.

The C.L.E.A.N. System provides an A to Z service for all Construction Site- Waste Management Services. C.L.E.A.N.’s 4 Step system gives a contractor peace of mind while allowing C.L.E.A.N. to manage its soil for transportation from source to receiving sites. All of C.L.E.A.N’s Cleanfill sites are approved and permitted. There are several sites geographically located throughout the GTA and surrounding areas.

C.L.E.A.N.’s Soil Management System is a value added service for C.L.E.A.N. customers that want to focus on their more important priorities and reduce their costs.


According to Statistics and the MOE,

“Soil is an important resource and every day in Ontario, large amounts of soil are being moved to support development activities.

The protection and conservation of soil in Ontario is a valuable component of maintaining the environment for present and future generations.  Excess soil is mainly generated by excavation during construction activities. In most cases this soil is in “excess” to what is needed on the site. This excess soil needs to be managed in a safe and efficient manner off-site. • The MOE encourages the reuse of excess soil, where appropriate, provided that the use does not have a potential to cause an adverse effect to human health and the environment, or impairment of water quality, as described under the ministry’s acts and regulations. While municipalities and conservation authorities are the main permitting agencies for soil receiving sites, to help facilitate the beneficial reuse of excess soil.”

C.L.E.A.N.’s Soil Management Services is a proven system that provides construction companies and contractors with a professional logistical and cost effective way to manage their excess soil.

If you are interested in discussing your Soil Management needs, call one of our Soils Management Service Representatives at C.L.E.A.N. and begin your 4 Steps to implementing a successful program for your projects.

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