April 10, 2007

Public consultation event to be held on Tuesday to discuss Durham York Waste Study and proposed facility sites

Meeting to be held at Roman Palace Banquet Hall in Town of Newmarket
NEWMARKET As a part of the Durham/York Residual Waste Environmental Assessment Study being conducted by Durham and York Regions, a public consultation event will take place in York Region on Tuesday, April 10th to discuss five potential sites (one in York and four in Durham) recommended for a proposed thermal treatment facility to manage both Regions' waste.
The five sites were recommended and approved for public consultation at Durham and York Regional Councils on March 28th and 29th, respectively.
The proposed site in York Region is located in the Town of East Gwillimbury on York Region-owned land, 2.6 kilometres away from Davis Drive and Highway 404.
Following public consultation, further studies will be conducted on all five potential sites throughout the spring and summer and a preferred site will be recommended to York and Durham Councils in September 2007.
WHEN:  Tuesday, April 10th
   7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE:  Roman Palace Banquet Hall, 1096 Ringwell Drive, Town of Newmarket
WHAT:  Public Consultation Event
WHO:   Members of the Public
Please note:  The event will begin at 7 p.m. with a formal presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m. The evening will conclude at approximately 9 p.m. 
Additionally, two Public Consultation Events will be taking place in Durham Region on Thursday, April 12th at Clarington Beech Centre, 26 Beech Street, Bowmanville and Saturday, April 14th at Clarington Municipal Office, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, to discuss the proposed sites.  For more information, please contact Tania Laverty, Communications Officer, Durham Region at (905) 668-4113 Ext. 3732.
York Region has partnered with Durham Region on the Durham/York Residual Waste Environmental Assessment Study to find a way to manage the garbage remaining after diversion efforts, such as re-using, recycling and composting. 
York Regional Council is dedicated to increasing waste diversion and last fall committed to diverting 65 per cent of waste from landfill by 2010.
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Media Contact: Michael Kemp, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, Ext. 1232 or Cell: (905) 251-6419
 Email: Michael.kemp@york.ca

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