June 6, 2005

York Region seeks public input at workshops on alternatives to landfilling in Michigan and Ontario

 

NEWMARKET - The Regional Municipality of York Transportation & Works Department is encouraging residents of York Region to participate in a series of three workshops to discuss options in managing waste remaining after diversion through recycling and composting.

 

The Region is conducting these workshops as part of a Durham/York Residual Waste Study.  Feedback obtained from these workshops will be used to develop the Environmental Assessment (EA) Terms of Reference for this study.

 

York Region currently exports the majority of its garbage to landfill sites in Michigan.  By addressing the social, economic and environmental concerns of York Region residents through an Environmental Assessment Study, the Region can examine alternative approaches to waste disposal.

 

The participation of York Region residents is key to the success of this Environmental Assessment Study.  To this effect, we encourage all York Region residents to attend the workshops and share their perspective on what should be included in this joint EA Study.  An additional Workshop Series 1 is being held on June 23rd to present the purpose of the study and to obtain additional public input.

 

Workshop Series 2 will focus on how we should choose a site for a facility to manage the waste remaining after diversion through recycling and composting including:

                  

Interested residents are encouraged to register for these Public Workshops.  Public Workshop Series 1 and 2 details are as follows:

 

Workshop Series 1

Thursday, June 23, 2005

City of Vaughan

Le Jardin Special Event Centre
8440 Highway 27
Venetian Room, Main Floor

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

Registration deadline:

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Workshop Series 2

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Town of Richmond Hill

York Region South Services Centre

50 High Tech Road

Rooms A, B & C, Main Floor

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

Registration deadline:

Monday, June 20, 2005

Workshop Series 2

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Town of Newmarket

Newmarket Community Centre

200 Doug Duncan Drive

Hall #2, Main Floor

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

Registration deadline:

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Workshop Series 2

Monday, June 27, 2005

City of Vaughan

Le Jardin Special Event Centre

8440 Highway 27
Le Parisien Room, Main Floor

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

Registration deadline:

Friday, June 24, 2005

 

To register call Teresa Liu at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 5724 or e-mail teresa.liu@york.ca

 

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Media Contact:  Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 ext. 1232 or

- e-mail: Michael.kemp@york.ca

 
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