Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region is hosting a public information centre to engage with residents about plans to increase the amount of waste processed each year at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) by 20,000 tonnes.

When: Wednesday, August 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Durham Regional Headquarters, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby – Room LL-C (located on the lower level).

Why: The Environmental Compliance Approval for the Durham York Energy Centre currently allows the facility to process a maximum of 140,000 tonnes of waste per year. Durham and York Regions, who co-own the facility, are proposing to increase the Environmental Compliance Approval capacity to 160,000 tonnes—an increase of 20,000 tonnes. The Regions are currently completing an Environmental Screening Process which is subject to approval under the Waste Management Projects Regulation (Ontario Regulation 101/07) of the Environmental Assessment Act.

At the public information centre, representatives from the study team will provide information and answer questions. If you are unable to attend, all information will be available online at durham.ca/DYEC160k and questions can be submitted to info@DurhamYorkWaste.ca.

Note: The DYEC, located in Courtice, is Durham Region’s primary long-term disposal option for waste and only processes the household waste remaining after Durham and York Regions’ aggressive composting, recycling and reuse programs.

Learn more about the DYEC at DurhamYorkWaste.ca, call 1-800-667-5671, or email info@DurhamYorkWaste.ca.

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Media inquiries: The Regional Municipality of Durham: Corporate Communications Office (CCO) CorporateCommunications@durham.ca