October 16, 2007

Public consultation event to be held October 23rd to discuss Durham/York Waste Study recommended preferred site


NEWMARKET As a part of the ongoing Durham/York Residual Waste Environmental Assessment (EA) Study, a public consultation event will take place in the Town of Newmarket on Tuesday, October 23rd to discuss the recently announced consulants' recommended preferred site for a proposed thermal treatment facility.


The EA consultants GENIVAR and Jacques Whitford have recommended a preferred site in the Municipality of Clarington in the Highway 401 and Courtice Road area.


The public consultation session will allow residents an opportunity to learn more about the Durham/York Residual Waste EA Study and the recommended preferred site through a mixed format event, including a drop-in session and a formal presentation.


When:             Tuesday, October 23rd 

                        Drop-in information Session:  4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

                        Formal presentation followed by Question-and-Answer period: 7 p.m.


Where:            Roman Palace Banquet Hall

                        1096 Ringwell Road, Town of Newmarket




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.


The consulting team will present a final report containing the results of the public consultations to the Joint Waste Management Group on Tuesday, November 27th.  Durham and York Regional Councils are expected to make a decision on accepting the consultant team's final recommended preferred site in December.


For more information on the Durham/York Residual Waste Environmental Assessment Study, please visit the Study's website:  www.durhamyorkwaste.ca or call the Study's hotline toll-free at 1-866-398-4423.


For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca


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Media Contact:         Kim Sinclair, Communications Specialist, York Region

                                 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1209 or Cell: 905 251-6412

                                 Email:  Kim.Sinclair@york.ca
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