September 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 the final series of three workshops to discuss options for managing waste remaining after diversion through recycling, composting and waste reduction.

 

The Region is conducting these workshops as part of a joint 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 post-diversion waste to landfill sites in Michigan.  By addressing the social, economic and environmental concerns of York Region residents through an EA Study, the Region can examine alternative approaches to residual waste management that will meet the needs of local residents.

 

The participation of York Region residents is key to the success of this EA Study.  We therefore encourage York Region residents to attend the workshops and share their perspectives on what should be included in this joint EA Study. 

 

Workshop Series 3 is a follow-up to the two previous sets of workshops in which residents participated in discussions that focused on how to choose a preferred waste disposal technology(ies) to manage post-diversion residual wastes and how to identify a preferred site for a long-term residual waste management facility. This Workshop will focus on how the public and stakeholders should be consulted during the EA study including:

                  

         Best ways of informing the public about the study

         Best ways to gather feedback from the public on the study

         Participants in the study who should participate?

         Methods for enhancing public participation in the study

 

Interested residents are encouraged to register for these Public Workshops.  Public Workshop Series 3 details are as follows:

 

Workshop Series 3

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

York Region Administrative Centre

Newmarket
17250 Yonge Street

Seminar Room, Main Floor

6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

 

Registration deadline:

Monday, September 12, 2005

Workshop Series 3

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Town of Markham

Radisson Hotel

50 East Valhalla Drive

Boardroom # 3, 2nd Floor

6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

 

Registration deadline:

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Workshop Series 3

Thursday, September 15, 2005

City of Vaughan

Le Jardin  Special Event Centre

8440 Highway 27

Versailles Room, Main Floor

6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

 

Registration deadline:

Wednesday, September 14, 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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