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The Environmental Resource Recovery Centre is currently under development at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater. 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. 


Project Update

On January 2, 2019, notification was received from Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) regarding their approval of the County Official Plan Amendment (COPA) for the ERRC at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater. This is an important milestone as provincial land use approval is required to further project development. Information pertaining to this decision can be found on the provincial Environmental Registry here.

The 20-day appeal period for the approval ended on January 22, 2019. Three (3) appeals were submitted and are now being addressed through the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (the “LPAT"). This process will take some time.

Additional information can be found in the most recent staff reports for this project:

  • Item CCW 2019-052 – Environmental Resource Recovery Centre – Project Update (February 12, 2019)
  • Item CCW 2019-058 – Notice of Appeal Regarding County of Simcoe Official Plan Amendment No. 2 (ERRC) (February 12, 2019)

Additional Resources:

Inquiries regarding this project can be directed to or alternatively        Service Simcoe Contact Centre at (705) 735-6901.

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