This section of our web site is dedicated to the posting of public notices and communications. Its purpose is to provide easy access to information regarding various aspects of our operations, whether at our regional Organic Materials Recovery Centre in Southgate, Ontario or with respect to other initiatives we have undertaken.

May 23, 2017 – Marked the 26th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates, click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

November 22, 2016 – Marked the 25th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates, click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

May 24, 2016 – Marked the 24th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates, click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

November 24, 2015 – Marked the 23rd meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates, click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

August 25, 2015 – Marked the 22nd meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates, click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

May 26, 2015 – Marked the 21st meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates, click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

February 17, 2015 – Marked the 20th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates, click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

October 28, 2014 – Marked the 19th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates, click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

August 26, 2014 – Marked the 18th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates, click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

July 7, 2014 – Southgate Organic Materials Recovery Centre Environmental Compliance Approval Amendment Application, ECA Number 8850-8V6S7Z MOE Reference Number 2057-9HTK8F. For more details, click here.

May 13, 2014 – Marked the 17th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates, click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

March 31, 2014 – Southgate Organic Materials Recovery Centre Environmental Compliance Approval Amendment Application, Waste Disposal Site ECA Number 8850-8V6S7Z, Air and Noise ECA Number 2478-8W4L3W. Reference Number 076074-46. For more details, click here.

March 4, 2014 – Today marked the 16th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes

December 19, 2013 – Today marked the 15th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes

October 3, 2013 – Today marked the 14th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes

August 1, 2013 – Today marked the 13th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes

June 6, 2013 – Today marked the twelfth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.

April 21, 2013 – Public Advisory Committee (PAC) held their 11th meeting March 28th, 2013. Highlights from this meeting included, our construction update, product processing, MOE terms-of Reference for Southgate PAC and New Business. Click here to read more – March_PAC_Minutes.v2

March 28, 2013 – Today marked the eleventh meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting included construction updates from Guy Treadwell. Product processing without lagoon commission and MOE Terms-of- Reference. To read these updates and more click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes

 January 24, 2013 –  Today marked the tenth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting included construction updates from Guy Treadwell and members of the PAC toured the off loading area where two hoppers have been installed at the facility. To read these updates and more click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.

October 18, 2012 –  Today marked the ninth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting included construction updates from Guy Treadwell, Environmental Compliance Approval Details and the PAC was shown a sample of the Layfield Liner material that will be used to form the liner and cover for the storage lagoons. To read these updates and more click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.

September 10, 2012 –  Today marked the eighth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting included a tour of the Lystek Facility in Dundalk, approval updates and discussion on “Best Management Practices for Land Applications of Lystek Material”. Click here for a copy of the draft Meeting Minutes.

July 31, 2012 –  Today marked the seventh meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting include the introduction of Curt Hammond from Pearl Street. Pearl Street Communications works to build relationships between development and rural communities. Other agenda items include updates of our site construction and MOE approvals. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.

June 19, 2012 –  Sixth PAC Meeting  –  The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate Organic Materials Recovery Centre (OMRC) made a trip to the St. Marys Waste Water Treatment Plant today to view the Lystek system used to process biosolids at the facility, kill all pathogens and convert them into a safe, low-odour, provincially-approved NASM product. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.

Also present for this tour was Mr. Barry Hill of Six Nations of the Grand River in the capacity of consultant for the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI). As a result of this tour and Mr. Hill is a certified professional engineer (P. Eng., ret’d.), B. Eng. & M. Eng.  with over 25 years of experience. He is a former Manager of Strategic Planning with Ontario Hydro. Presently, he is a well known, respected, award-winning farmer in the Six Nations of the Grand River territory.

Barry and his wife operate Hillsfield Farms, a 2,000 acre grains and oilseeds operation. He is also past President of the Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association and the Brant County Federation of Agriculture. He was the founding President of the First Nations AgriGroup as well as one of the founding Directors of the Integrated Grain Processors Cooperative Ethanol Plant in Aylmer, Ontario. He is a Board Member of the Two Rivers Community Development Fund and has acted as a panel member and consultant to the Six Nations Economic Development Department.

A comprehensive report was written by Mr. Hill and filed for HDI on June 29, 2012. This supportive document  summarizes Mr. Hill’s findings as a result of his investigations which included a review of all technical materials, the tour and a follow up meeting and discussions held with Lystek. A copy of this report was subsequently published in the Turtle Island News on July 4, 2012. Click here to obtain more information about the report.

May 29, 2012 –  Today marked the fifth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.

April 24, 2012 –  Today marked the fourth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting include the reporting of a discussion with MPP Bill Walker at the Lystek Information office to clarify any concerns regarding the engineering of the product storage reservoirs and an update on the First Nations consultation process. A brief overview of the status of the process was shared and discussion was also held regarding the ongoing initiative to review questions and provide answers from the community of Southgate regarding the OMRC. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.

March 27, 2012 – The third meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC was held today. Highlights of this meeting include the nomination and swearing in of Ms. Sarah Mason as Official Secretary of the committee as well as confirmation of the decision to allow public and media attendance at meetings and accepted protocols for Q & A periods within these sessions. Discussion were held about how to how to best address ongoing questions from the community in a broader sense, followed by a brief update on the status of the MOE review process and a feature presentation regarding Setback Distances for Land Application (ASM vs. NASM vs. Commercial Fertilizer). Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes and other documentation as discussed and/or presented in the meeting.

February 28, 2012 – The second meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC was held today. Highlights of this meeting include the nomination and swearing in of Mr. Stephen G. Redmond, formerly of OMAFRA as Chair of the committee, a discussion about public attendance at meetings going forward, a presentation and detailed discussion regarding regulated metals and a special, focused presentation by Dr. Ajay Singh regarding micro constituents in soil. Updates were also provided with respect to the Traffic Impact Study and MOE approvals. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes and other documentation (Traffic Study , Regulated Metal Information) presented and discussed in the meeting.

January 31, 2012 – The first meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate Organic Materials Recovery Centre (OMRC) was held today. The establishment of the PAC is an interim measure that is being initiated on a voluntary basis as part of Lystek’s effort to maintain open and transparent dialogue with the community. The PAC will be provided with regular updates on the project as well as opportunities for members to make suggestions regarding the Centre. This initiative will provide another, practical avenue to facilitate a two-way flow of information between the OMRC and the public. The PAC includes participation from a variety of community members, all of whom have volunteered their time to act as local sources of information regarding the Centre. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.

January 24, 2012 – today marked the Grand Opening of the Southgate Organic Materials Recovery Centre (OMRC) Information Office at 40 Main St. East, Dundalk Ontario. Lystek staff and Southgate council were on hand to share time with the community and, of course, respond to detailed questions regarding this exciting initiative. Representatives from the local media conducted interviews and reported on the words of warm welcome and excitement that were shared by Mayor Brian Milne. Rick Mosher, President & CEO also spoke. He thanked the Mayor, council and the community at large for welcoming Lystek into the Township and reiterated its commitment to being a positive, contributing member of the local business community. The Information Office will provide the residents of Southgate with a physical location where they go to learn more about the OMRC. It will also serve as an excellent location for local contractors, farmers, and other local businesses looking to explore opportunities with Lystek.

November 25, 2011 – As part of our ongoing efforts to engage and inform the residents of the community of Southgate, we are pleased to announce the formation of a Public Advisory Committee (PAC). This committee will serve as another opportunity for residents of the Township to stay informed about the proposed Dundalk Organic Materials Recovery Centre (OMRC). For more information about this read our news release and announcement.

October 31 2011 – As part of Lystek’s ongoing efforts to educate and inform the public about the planned Organic Materials Recovery Centre in Dundalk, Ontario, we are pleased to make the following Q & A documentation available on our web site. Click here to access a copy.

October 12 2011 – At the Township’s request, Lystek International held a second, public informational session in Dundalk, ON, regarding the regional Organic Materials Recovery Centre.

September 2011 – Lystek International held an informational public meeting in Dundalk, ON, regarding the soon to come regional Organic Materials Recovery Centre.