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The Solid Waste Management Strategy recommended the County begin development of an organics processing facility. An organics processing facility could process both green bin and leaf and yard waste materials.

Project Update

On March 22, 2016, County Council approved the location for the co-located Organics Processing Facility (OPF) and Materials Management Facility (MMF) at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater. Council also directed staff to proceed with this open process, which will include Planning, environmental, and engineering studies on the preferred location beginning this spring.

On April 19, 2016, the County hosted two Public Information Sessions. Information was presented on the preferred location and next steps – including upcoming studies. Session material can be found here.

Staff Report Item CCW 16-054
One Site. One Solution.
Updated FAQs

Siting Process

Siting work for these facilities has been a comprehensive process which has involved three screening phases. A detailed list of 502 candidate sites were evaluated in the first two screens, the result was a short list of seven sites for the OPF and five for the MMF.  As all sites short-listed for the MMF had the potential to co-locate both facilities on a single site, the final evaluation will consider this option.

Consultant Siting Reports

Part 1 – Planning – Siting Methodology and Evaluation Criteria
Part 2 – Long List Evaluation
Part 3 - Short List Evaluation

Revised Siting Criteria Table