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County of Simcoe Seeking Feedback on Organics Processing Facility

Posted on 09/12/2016

Please be advised that the following media release was issued by the County of Simcoe.

Midhurst / September 12, 2016
– County of Simcoe is seeking feedback from residents on the project delivery method for the Organics Processing Facility (OPF). County Council is currently considering various options for ownership and operation of the facility and will provide direction this fall on the recommendation to employ a design-build-operate (DBO) procurement model.

As part of this process, the County is seeking input from the public through a brief survey.
Further information, including a presentation by the County’s consultant and the survey, can be found at Feedback will be accepted until October 4, 2016 and will presented to County Council for their consideration later this fall.

Questions regarding the various procurement options for ownership and operation of the facility can be discussed further with the County’s consultant, and Solid Waste Management staff, during public drop-in sessions being held on September 20, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Simcoe County Museum. Please note that no appointment is required for the drop-in sessions; however, some wait times to speak with representatives from the County may occur.




Organics Processing Facility

Project Delivery Method

Drop-in Sessions




Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, Ontario
L9X 1N6




Tuesday, September 20, 2016
2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.


In March 2016, County Council approved the location for the OPF and MMF at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater, Ontario. A series of site-specific studies are currently underway related to Planning applications. Procurement of the OPF will be initiated this fall.