TORONTO – The CEO of Environmental 360 Solutions says his company will be looking to hire local people first when it receives the seven year contract to collect Cornwall’s garbage and recycling.
E360 outscored HGC Environmental in a Request for Proposal for garbage and recycling operations in Cornwall through 2026, but the contract hasn’t been approved yet by city council.
“We hire locally; we hire the best; and we treat our employees fairly,” CEO Danny Ardellini said in an emailed statement to Cornwall Newswatch.
The firm needs 35 workers and “we will give preference to local candidates with experience in the waste management industry,” he said.
Ardellini adds that they promise to meet the city’s objectives in the Solid Waste Management Master Plan while saving the city more than $500,000 during the contract.
HGC Management President Herb Lambacher says he will have to lay off over 30 full-time workers if he loses the contract.
City council is waiting until Jan. 28 on approving the $24 million deal while it gets more information and legal advice.
Environmental 360 Solutions was launched in October 2018 – a partnership between Ardellini and Alon Ossip, the CEO of venture capital corporation Almada Inc., along with several investment partners including retired NHL hockey player Paul Coffey.
According to his bio, Ardellini launched National Waste Services (NWS) in January 2000, which merged with GFL Environmental in 2008. The company serves 400,000 households in Hamilton, Toronto, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Durham.