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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

A Preliminary Business Case for the OPF and an updated Business Case for the MMF were recently presented to County Council. An overview of the reports was provided in a brief presentation to Committee of the Whole on September 26, 2017.

Item CCW 17-222 – overview of the Preliminary Business Case for the OPF undertaken by Ernst & Young. Their report assesses the business and operational impacts, associated risk, and cost/benefit of various options submitted via a Request for Information process for organics management options.

Item CCW 17-223 – overview of the updated Business Case for the MMF. This report provides an update to the 2014 financial analysis to consider development of the facility at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater, and the impact of the Waste-Free Ontario Act on long-term transfer requirements.

Planning Process

On November 18, 2016, applications were submitted to the Township of Springwater to further the required local Official Plan and zoning by-law amendments for 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater. These applications and a County-initiated County Official Plan Amendment will now follow the process as outlined in the Planning Act.  Please note that technical studies that have been undertaken are posted on the County's Planning webpage. The required information has also been provided to the appropriate ministries, agencies, and Aboriginal communities for their respective review and comment. 

Information related to the May 9, 2017 statutory public meeting regarding the County Official Plan Amendment is posted on the County's Planning webpage.

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.

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