Axle Weight Pilot Project Finished August 26, 2019
The objective of the pilot project was to develop a database that will help standardize the way allowable gross weights and axle weights are collected, stored and used for compliance.
TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!

Environmental Achievement Award - Dufferin Aggregates

June 5, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Milton Quarry – Town of Milton

Milton Quarry’s commitment to environmental stewardship and continuous improvement was on full display in 2016. Thanks to its water conservation methods (e.g., its water recharge system) the quarry’s was able to water trees in the Region of Halton’s Cox Tract during a period of drought. It also continued its progressive rehabilitation effort and paired with Scouts Canada to host its annual tree-planting event.

Other eco-forward activities conducted by the quarry include re-purposing worn-out conveyor belting and installing three electric vehicle charging stations. As a Class A hydro user (average hourly peak demand between three and five megawatts), Milton Quarry also participates in the IESO Calss A Global Adjustment (GA) program to reduce hydro consumption at peak times, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases create by hydro generation.

Milton Quarry, operated by Dufferin Aggregates – A Division of CRH Canada Group Inc., in the Town of Milton, earned the 2016 Environmental Achievement Award from OSSGA.


Presented at OSSGA’s 2017 Annual Conference and AGM in Ottawa, Ontario, the Environmental Achievement Award recognizes OSSGA members that have developed and successfully implanted industry-leading policies, programs or projects that make positive contributions to the environment and motivate leadership within the industry.

“Receiving awards from OSSGA for our environmental and community initiatives at the Dufferin Aggregates Milton Quarry is a testament to our ongoing commitment to our local communities and our continuous efforts to be responsible stewards of the natural environment,” said Dan O’Hara, General Manager. “We are very grateful for the recognition and aim to continue making meaningful contributions where we operate.”


OSSGA Industry Recognition Awards Program

The OSSGA Industry Recognition Awards Program recognizes a wide range of activities that contribute to a progressive image of our member aggregate producers and the aggregate industry as a whole. A key goal is to raise the bar in the industry by highlighting operations that go above and beyond what is required by legislation.

“We encourage our members to be sound stewards of the lands on which they operate, and to be engaged and valued members of their community,” said Norm Cheesman, Executive Director of OSSGA. “All of the award winners this year have met and exceeded those expectations.”

Submissions for OSSGA’s Industry Recognition Awards are due in November or at any time of year for the Bronze Plaque. Members are invited to download a copy of OSSGA Industry Recognition Awards Program Guide for full details of submission requirements.

Need some inspiration? Look no further than the 2016 OSSGA Industry Recognition and Student Design Award winners!