Environmental Resource Recovery Centre

The Township of Springwater has received an Official Plan Amendment Application and Zoning By-law Amendment Application for the proposed County of Simcoe Organics Processing Facility (OPF) and Materials Management Facility (MMF) at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater. As per the requirements of the Planning Act and the Township of Springwater’s Official Plan, the following documents have been submitted as part of the application package:

Conceptual Site Plan 2016-Nov-16
Planning Justification Report 2016-Nov-17
Agricultural Report 2016-Nov-16
Cultural Heritage Resource Assessment 2016-Nov-16
Facility Characteristics Report 2016-Nov-17
Hydrogeological Characteristics Report 2016-Nov-16
Scoped Environmental Impact Study 2016-Nov-17
Stage 1 and 2 Archaeological Assessment 2016-Nov-16
Stage 3 Archaeological Assessment 2016-Nov-11
Supplementary Information: Stage 3 Archeological Assessment 2016-Nov-11
Traffic Impact Study 2016-November
Tree Preservation & Landscaping Plan 2016-Dec-16

An Organics Processing Facility is a location where organics are processed and converted into other products, such as compost or fertilizer. A Materials Management Facility is a location where waste from multiple collection vehicles is consolidated and transferred.

Throughout the planning process public input is welcomed.

For additional information on the proposal please visit the County of Simcoe website at or

For further information on the planning process or if you would like to provide written feedback please email

Public Meeting Information

June 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Township Administration Centre 

Notice of Public Meeting 

Agency Comments (as of 4:00 pm June 19) 
Public Comments (as of 1:00 pm June 26)

Background Information

September 26, 2017 - ERRC Business Cases Overview 
ERRC - OPF & MMF Business Cases Report Overview Presentation
ERRC - OPF Preliminary Business Case Overview Report - CCW-17-222
ERRC - MMF Updated Business Case Overview Report - CCW-17-223

January 24, 2017 - OPF Preliminary Business Case Report 
Environmental Resource Recovery Centre - Project Update - Item CCW-17-038
May 24, 2016 - County Council Meeting Reports
Solid Waste Management Infrastructure Projects - Development Strategy - Item CCW 16-165
Solid Waste Management Infrastructure Projects - Public/Stakeholder Engagement Update - Item CCW 16-191

March 29, 2016 - Residents' Meeting
OPF/MMF Residents' Meeting - Media Release
OPF/MMF Residents' Meeting - Questions and Concerns raised by residents
OPF/MMF Residents' Meeting - Meeting Notes provided by County of Simcoe

March 22, 2016 - County of Simcoe Media Release  
County Council Approves Preferred Location for Organics Processing and Materials Management Facility

March 8, 2016 - County of Simcoe Media Release 
Committee of the Whole Endorses Preferred Location and Passes Motion for Council's Approval

March 3, 2016 - Township of Springwater Council Resolution
Springwater Resolution Regarding the County of Simcoe OPF and MMF

March 3, 2016 - Township of Springwater Media Release
Springwater Requests County Complete Business Case

March 2, 2016 - Township of Springwater Media Release
OPF and MMF Selected Site

March 1, 2016 - Township of Springwater Media Release
OPF and MMF Added to Springwater Council Agenda

March 1, 2016 - Simcoe County Media Release
Committee of the Whole Set to Review Organics Processing Facility and Materials Management Siting