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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

County Council held a Statutory Public Meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to consider a proposed amendment to the County of Simcoe Official Plan. The effect of the proposed amendment is to facilitate the development of an Environmental Resource Recovery Centre at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West in the Township of Springwater.  

Details and follow-up information from this meeting can be found here.

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.  Please note that technical studies that have been undertaken are posted on the County's Planning webpage. The required information has also been provided to the appropriate ministries, agencies, and Aboriginal communities for their respective review and comment. 

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.

Development Strategy

Updated FAQs - January 2017