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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.

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 through the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre. 


Project Update

On November 18, 2016, applications were submitted to Township of Springwater to further the required Official Plan and zoning by-law amendments for 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater. These applications will now follow the Planning process. Note that studies undertaken will be made available on the County’s Planning webpage following notification from the Township that the application is deemed complete. The required information to pursue a County-initiated County Official Plan Amendment will also be provided to the appropriate ministries, agencies, and organizations 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.

In addition, on November 8, 2016, County Council provided direction to advance procurement of the OPF via a design/build/operate (DBO) delivery model. Information on this, the Request for Information (RFI) for organics management options set to be released in late November, and the forthcoming preliminary business case for the OPF can be found in
Item CCW 16-357.

A revised Development Strategy timeline was presented in early November, outlined in Item CCW 16-376.

Updated FAQs - October 2016