May 20, 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 EA Terms of Reference for this study.


York Region currently exports the majority of its garbage to a Michigan landfill site.  By addressing the social, economic and environmental concerns of York Region residents through an Environmental Assessment (EA) 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 (EA) 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.


The first workshop will focus on alternative approaches to managing waste including:


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


Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Town of Markham

Radisson Hotel

50 East Valhalla Drive

Candia Ballroom, 2nd Floor


Registration deadline:

Monday, May 30, 2005

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Town of Newmarket

Newmarket Community Centre

200 Doug Duncan Drive

Hall #2, Main Floor


Registration deadline:

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Thursday, June 2, 2005

Town of Richmond Hill

York Region South Services Centre

50 High Tech Road

Rooms A, B & C, Main Floor


Registration deadline:

Wednesday, June 1, 2005


To register call Teresa Liu at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 5724 or e-mail




Media Contact:  Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 ext. 1232 or e-mail:

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