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What is the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre?

There are two main facilities to be co-located at the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre – a Materials Management Facility (MMF) and an Organics Processing Facility (OPF).

  • Materials Management Facility (MMF) – a location for consolidation and transfer of waste (garbage, blue box recycling, and organics) from multiple collection vehicles for more economical shipment to other disposal or processing locations.
  • Organics Processing Facility (OPF) – a location where green bin material (kitchen waste, soiled paper products, etc.) and potentially materials such as leaf and yard waste, pet waste, diapers, and sanitary products are processed under controlled conditions and converted into other valuable products, such as compost or fertilizer.
  • Other – additional developments at the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (on the 4.5 ha development envelope) include a Solid Waste Management truck servicing area, a public education area, and the potential for future expansion to a recycling sorting facility (Materials Recovery Facility).