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Environmental Resource Recovery Centre


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The Environmental Resource Recovery Centre is currently under development at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater. This facility will house the Organics Processing Facility (OPF), Materials Management Facility (MMF), and areas for truck servicing, public education, and space to potentially sort blue box recycling in the future. 

Project Update

On January 24, 2017, Item CCW 17-038 – Environmental Resource Recovery Centre – Project Update was provided to County Council.  The report provides information regarding the Planning process and the OPF preliminary business case, anticipated to be completed this spring.

Planning Process

On November 18, 2016, applications were submitted to the Township of Springwater to further the required local Official Plan and zoning by-law amendments for 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater. These applications and a County-initiated County Official Plan Amendment will now follow the process as outlined in the Planning Act. Note that technical studies undertaken are posted on the County’s Planning webpage following notification from the Township on December 16, 2016 that the applications to the Township have been deemed complete. The required information will also be provided to the appropriate ministries, agencies, and Aboriginal communities for their respective review and comment. Notices regarding formal public consultation opportunities will be posted at the appropriate time, as per the Planning Act.

Questions regarding the applications and/or the forthcoming Planning process can be e-mailed directly to the County’s Planning Department at or by contacting Customer Service at (705) 735-6901.

Additional Information

View our educational video and learn more about our waste collection system in Simcoe County and how we plan to manage your waste differently in the future. 


Development Strategy

Updated FAQs - January 2017