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Organics Processing Facility


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

Project Update

On August 23, 2016, County Council received Item CCW 16-266 which outlines options and key considerations for the procurement of the OPF. County Council will provide direction this fall on the recommendation to employ a Design-Build-Operate delivery model.

As part of this process, we are seeking input from the public through a brief survey.
online survey
• hard copy survey (can be submitted by mail or email)

Feedback will be accepted until October 4, 2016.

More information on the procurement of the OPF can be found here.

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