December 7, 2009
Media Release

York Region Community Environmental Centre public meeting to be held December 9th in the Town of Richmond Hill

NEWMARKET Ė The Regional Municipality of York invites residents to attend a Community Environmental Centre (CEC) Public Information Centre (PIC) on Wednesday, December 9th.  Proposed plans for a CEC on Elgin Mills Road, immediately west of the Town of Richmond Hillís Operations Centre will be discussed at this PIC.
 
Information provided at the PIC will detail the operation, design and site layout of the planned Richmond Hill Community Environmental Centre.  York Region staff and project team consultants will be available to explain the information displayed and receive residentís comments.
 
WHAT: Public Information Centre to discuss a Richmond Hill Community Environmental Centre
 
WHEN: Wednesday, December 9th
Drop-in Information Session: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
WHERE:  Town of Richmond Hill Operations Centre
1200 Elgin Mills Road, Richmond Hill
 
BACKGROUND:
York Regional Council has approved the development of a Community Environmental Centre (CEC) in the Town of Richmond Hill.  The CEC Site Plan is currently being filed with the Town of Richmond Hill and the Ministry of Environment for a Certificate of Approval.  If approved, the proposed facility is scheduled to open in the Town of Richmond Hill in the summer of 2011. 
 
Residents will be able to use the CEC to drop off materials that are difficult or inappropriate to dispose of at the curb.  Accepted materials will include electronics, reusable goods, cardboard, Blue Box recyclables, scrap metals, glass, tires, various construction materials, used appliances and other large and bulky residential waste items.  The 4Rs hierarchy of reduce, reuse, recycle and recover will be promoted by the CEC.
 
Providing residents with a single point of access to solid waste management services, CECs in York Region and throughout the Greater Toronto Area have proven to provide a valuable community service. 
 
For more information on York Region waste management programs and services, please visit www.york.ca/waste or call 1 877-464-9675.
 
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
 
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Media Contact: Michelle Dudzik, Corporate Communications, York Region
                      Phone: 905 830-4444 Ext. 1207 / Cell: 905 716-0994
                      Email: michelle.dudzik@york.ca

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