Clean Technology Canada

Northstar Clean Technologies announces receipt of brokering license for asphalt shingles

August 3, 2022
By Canadian Manufacturing
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VANCOUVER — Northstar Clean Technologies Inc. announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary Empower Environmental Solutions Ltd. has received its brokering license from Metro Vancouver. The Brokering License allows Empower to handle recyclable material, specifically asphalt shingles, at its facility in Delta, British Columbia, and to collect ‘tipping fees’ on the deposit of “end of life” or “post consumer” asphalt shingles.

Aidan Mills, President & CEO and Director of Northstar, states, “This is an important step for Northstar and our Empower Pilot Facility. We are pleased to receive our Brokering License from Metro Vancouver, which allows us to begin collecting discarded asphalt shingles and charging tipping fees at our Empower Pilot Facility. We receive numerous ongoing enquiries from potential customers, municipalities, and manufacturers on our ability to collect shingles – and the award of this license enables that to be fully realized. This lays the platform for us to contribute to assisting Metro Vancouver in its quest towards zero waste by 2040, by providing a diversion alternative for single-use asphalt shingles that would otherwise be discarded in landfill. We believe we are strongly positioned to become a national solution to the burgeoning problem of asphalt shingle waste.”

As of August 2, 2022, tipping fees for construction and demolition waste at the Vancouver landfill located in Delta, British Columbia, are approximately C$130 per tonne. The Vancouver Landfill is approximately 9 kilometres from the Company’s Empower Pilot Facility and approximately 30 kilometres from downtown Vancouver.

With the Brokering License issued, the Company plans to now begin collecting shingles from waste hauling companies and roofing contractors. Tipping fees charged to customers will depend on volume and term of shingle supply. The Company is also sourcing additional shingles from manufacturers who have shingles that do not meet specification requirements and would otherwise be deposited in landfills. The Company says they have received numerous inbound inquiries from other municipal jurisdictions regarding the possible reprocessing of their asphalt shingle supply at the Empower Pilot Facility.