Long-term Waste Management Plan

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From September 21 until October 25, Durham Region residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft 2021-2040 Long-term Waste Management Plan (Waste Plan) by visiting the virtual public engagement website at DurhamWasteOpenHouse.ca.

This is Durham’s second phase of consultation for the Waste Plan. It will focus on the proposed targets and actions to achieve the plan’s approved vision and objectives which were developed during the first phase of consultation with residents and stakeholders.

Why do we need a Waste Plan?

The Waste Plan is a roadmap that describes the Region’s vision and objectives for waste management over the next 20 years. As part of the comprehensive consultation process, residents will be able to visit the engagement website to learn about the draft Waste Plan and Five-Year Action Plan before the new Waste Plan is finalized in 2022. Residents are encouraged to provide input by completing an online survey.

The Waste Plan will help the Region develop innovative ways to use waste as a resource in a circular economy while demonstrating leadership in sustainability and mitigating environmental impacts. New initiatives for using waste as a resource include anaerobic digestion to generate renewable energy from food waste and reuse options for ash generated at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC).

Have your say on the future of waste management in Durham by participating in the Waste Plan virtual consultation. The comment period runs September 21 until October 25, 2021.

From September 21 until October 25, Durham Region residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft 2021-2040 Long-term Waste Management Plan (Waste Plan) by visiting the virtual public engagement website at DurhamWasteOpenHouse.ca.

This is Durham’s second phase of consultation for the Waste Plan. It will focus on the proposed targets and actions to achieve the plan’s approved vision and objectives which were developed during the first phase of consultation with residents and stakeholders.

Why do we need a Waste Plan?

The Waste Plan is a roadmap that describes the Region’s vision and objectives for waste management over the next 20 years. As part of the comprehensive consultation process, residents will be able to visit the engagement website to learn about the draft Waste Plan and Five-Year Action Plan before the new Waste Plan is finalized in 2022. Residents are encouraged to provide input by completing an online survey.

The Waste Plan will help the Region develop innovative ways to use waste as a resource in a circular economy while demonstrating leadership in sustainability and mitigating environmental impacts. New initiatives for using waste as a resource include anaerobic digestion to generate renewable energy from food waste and reuse options for ash generated at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC).

Have your say on the future of waste management in Durham by participating in the Waste Plan virtual consultation. The comment period runs September 21 until October 25, 2021.

Page published: 21 September 2021, 14:48