March 26, 2007
Report to be considered outlining proposed short-list of sites for thermal treatment facility
The special meeting has been called to consider a short-list of potential sites for the proposed thermal treatment facility to manage
WHEN: Tuesday, March 27th at 3 p.m. (or immediately after the
Joint Management Group Meeting, whichever is the earliest)
WHAT: A Special Solid Waste Management Committee meeting
WHO: Members of the Solid Waste Management Committee:
Mario Ferri, Chair of Solid Waste Management Committee and
Jack Heath, Vice Chair of Solid Waste Management Committee and
Phyllis Morris, Town of
Gordon Landon, Town of
Gino Rosati, City of
Vito Spatafora, Town of Richmond Hill Regional Councillor
John Taylor, Town of Newmarket Regional Councillor
Danny Wheeler, Town of
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.
York Regional Council is dedicated to increasing waste diversion and last fall committed to diverting 65 per cent of waste from landfill by 2010.
In April 2006, thermal treatment with energy recovery was recommended as the preferred technology for managing residual waste (the waste left over after diversion efforts) is thermal treatment with energy recovery.
In Fall 2006, the Study project team finalized the evaluation and screening criteria for potential sites for the facility and began searching in both Regions. This process also included two public consultations where any party interested in proposing a privately-owned site for a potential new facility could submit their proposal.
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