Storage Unit Lease Holder fined $3,000 for Waste Violations

Toronto ON (4/12/2019) – Convicted – Thai Duy Bui

Court Location – Toronto

Description of Offence – The conviction relates to permitting a site to be used for the disposal of hazardous waste at a location that is not a ministry approved waste disposal site.

Date of Offence – During the period beginning on or about June 8, 2017and ending on or about July 19, 2017.

Date of Conviction – March 21, 2019

Penalty Imposed – Thai Duy Bui was convicted of one violation under the Environmental Protection Act and was fined $3,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $750 with 12 months to pay the fine.


Thai Duy Buiis an individual who leased a public storage unit from 2014 through 2017, which was located on Ellesmere Road in Toronto.

Mr. Bui stopped making storage unit rental payments in 2017 and abandoned the contents of the storage unit, which were then sold via an online auction.

The contents subsequently had to be identified so that the buyer could arrange for disposal. It was identified as a combination of liquid and solid wastes, characterized as corrosive, ignitable and reactive.
The ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch investigated and laid one charge which resulted in one conviction.

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