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Environmental Resource Recovery Centre


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Faced with rising costs, new provincial waste regulations, and closure of County landfills, we’re planning to manage your waste differently by building our own Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC).

What is the ERRC?

It is NOT a landfill. The ERRC will provide a facility to process our organics locally and manage the transfer of garbage and recycling showcasing our commitment to diversion and reducing waste disposal.

Why build this facility?

Waste management in Ontario is changing. The ERRC will allow us to securely manage our own waste, control transfer and processing costs, and provide greater flexibility to adjust our programs to divert more organics from our garbage stream. It’s the future of waste management and it’s the right thing to do.

Organics Processing

A closed-loop, circular-economy solution where organics (green bin material and potentially materials such as leaf and yard waste, pet waste, and diapers) are processed and converted into resources such as compost or fertilizer.
  • allows for acceptance of more materials into our green bin program
  • reduces emissions from hauling organics outside the County for processing
  • flexibility to respond to population growth and more green bin tonnage
  • production of valuable end products such as compost or fertilizer
  • helps us adapt to provincial legislation

Materials Management

A location where waste from multiple collection vehicles is consolidated and transferred. This allows for cost-effective shipment to other processing/disposal locations.

  • allows us to better manage our own waste
  • savings over contracted transfer costs
  • provides operational efficiencies and centralized management

Other Services

  • Service facility for County waste vehicles
  • Public Education Centre​
  • Recycling transfer and sorting area
  • Administrative area