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MOECC Issues Environmental Compliance Approval

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 03:47 PM

WHITBY, ON – The Regional Municipalities of Durham and York are pleased to announce the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has issued a certificate of approval (CofA) for the Durham/York energy-from-waste (EFW) facility on June 28. There is one CofA covering operational requirements related to air, noise, waste and stormwater and this CofA reflects the technical specifications of the Project Agreement, Environmental Assessment conditions of approval and the Regions’...

MOECC Issues Environmental Assessment Approval

Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 04:11 PM

WHITBY, ON – The Regions of Durham and York would like to advise residents that the Ontario government, through the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE), announced the approval of the Durham/York Residual Waste Study Environmental Assessment (EA), with conditions.

“The Residual Waste Study is the result of more than five years of public consultation, research and examination into the issue of what to do with Durham’s garbage,” said Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer...

Backgrounder on the Environmental Assessment Study

Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 12:02 PM

Since 2005, Durham and York Regions have been working together to examine ways to manage residual waste—the waste that remains after composting and recycling. Commonly referred to as the Durham/York Residual Waste Study, this Environmental Assessment (EA) was submitted to the province on July 31, 2009, following approval from both Durham and York Regional Councils. The Minister's decision must then be ratified by cabinet.
A LONG-TERM WASTE STRATEGY In an effort to divert recyclable materials...

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