Scott Environmental To Open Organic Processing Plant
McGuinty Government Works With Business To Create Jobs
Ontario is supporting the green economy and encouraging growing environmental firms to innovate.
Scott Environmental Group Ltd. will establish eastern Ontario's first state-of-the-art organic processing plant in Kingston, to be completed in the summer of 2009. The new plant will create 18 full-time and 10 part-time jobs over two years. The growing company will receive $896,950 under the Eastern Ontario Development Fund to assist with their expansion plan.
The company's new Norterra Organics plant will process 40,000 metric tons of organic waste annually, effectively diverting that waste from local landfills. The waste will be converted into compost for use by landscape and construction companies and local golf clubs.
Partnering with business is a key component of the government's five-point economic plan to grow the economy.
- Scott Environmental Group Ltd. is a privately owned company based in Kingston, which provides a wide range of innovative environment solutions to industrial, commercial and institutional clients in Ontario and Quebec. The firm currently employs 101 people.
- Ontario has more than 2,600 innovative companies in the environment sector, accounting for more than 43 per cent of Canada's environmental revenues.
- In 2007, eastern Ontario's Gross Domestic Product was nearly $66 billion, representing 11% of the provincial total.
“The Ontario government is jumping in by making robust investments in eastern Ontario companies to jump start the local economy. We are working with innovative businesses to ensure that people in eastern Ontario are able to jump ahead, getting the jobs they need and the prosperity they deserve.”
“This is good news for the Kingston economy. Dynamic companies like Scott Environmental not only create green jobs in our region, but also help our local municipalities move toward a zero waste future.”
“We're committed to developing innovative solutions to protect our environment for today and tomorrow. We value the Ontario government's recognition and support of our efforts.”