A cardboard recycling facility in a suburban Ottawa suburb has been forced to close, after an investigation by CBC News revealed that some of the waste was actually recycled.
The centre, which has been around since the 1980s, was the subject of an audit by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change that revealed that waste was being recycled from old boxes instead of new ones.
The auditor also found that some containers contained asbestos, according to a CBC News report.
The ministry said it was reviewing the facility’s operations.
The closure of the facility follows another inspection in November by the province’s environmental monitoring agency, which said some of its waste was not recycled.
Environment Canada said in a statement to CBC News that it was looking into the audit, but that it “did not find any evidence of any contamination.”