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Environmental Resource Recovery Centre


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The Environmental Resource Recovery Centre, located at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater, is currently under development. 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. Furthering development of this infrastructure was recommended in the 2010 Solid Waste Management Strategy.

Project Update

In September, a project update was provided to County Council in
Item CCW 16-301.

A comprehensive series of studies are currently being completed at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater. These studies are required for County of Simcoe and Township of Springwater Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments.  Of note, this includes an Environmental Impact Study (EIS), Traffic Impact Study (TIS), and Hydrogeological/Geotechnical Study.

In addition to Planning-related work, consultation on the OPF project delivery method has recently been undertaken. A staff report will present received feedback and comments for County Council’s consideration and final direction this fall.  This will be in preparation for release of the first procurement opportunity related to the OPF, a Request for Information (RFI), set for November.

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