Nov 25th, 2020
Samples of the new bins that would be procured for use in homes across Simcoe County starting in Nov. 2021 are pictured on the right. County councillors voted to obtain black bins with green, blue and black lids (for organics, recycling and garbage respectfully) in order to save on costs. By: Jessica...
Oct 23rd, 2020
WASTED! The Story of Food Waste: Documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. (Link chosen to illustrate, this doc is not producd by the province.) Ontario government news release The Ontario government is investing over $5 million to help food rescue organizations, Fir...
Oct 23rd, 2020
By Inayat Singh, Andreas Wesley · CBC News Ontario’s large cities may be left scrambling to find space for their garbage because of new legislation that makes it harder to build landfills in the province. The Ontario government passed the rule in July as part of Bill 197, the omnibus COVID-19 ...
Oct 19th, 2020
Ontario government news release Ontario is kicking off Waste Reduction Week by unveiling regulations to improve the blue box program. The enhancements include expanding the items that can be recycled and making producers of products and packaging fully responsible for the waste they create. “We...
Oct 19th, 2020
AWARE News Network Today opponents of the County of Simcoe’s proposal to build a waste facility in the Freele County Forest filed a legal challenge in their fight against the County’s plan. The Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc. filed a Notice of Application for Judicial Review with Divisional Court chal...
Oct 15th, 2020
By Janis Ramsay Simcoe.com After several months of red tape, the county is moving ahead with site plans for its composting facility. Plans for the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre, at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road W., were on hold after the county requested a Minister’s Zoning Order to exped...
Oct 14th, 2020
Public engagement could be ‘really difficult’ as county moves toward its zero-waste goal By: Bob Bruton Barrie Today Editor’s note: Because Barrie is a separated city, the County of Simcoe does not handle waste collection for Barrie residents. This only affects people living in the ...
Sep 23rd, 2020
Less than 10 per cent of the plastics we’ve used have been recycled. A new documentary reveals why CBC Docs Although our landfills and oceans are full of it, we are as dependent as ever on plastic. And since COVID-19, it’s gotten worse. Last year, Canada announced it was working on a ban of si...
Sep 1st, 2020
Though the county and the waste collection contractor have had ‘challenges’ stemming from uncollected trash, Warden George Cornell says they are the best option until the new contract takes effect By Erika Engel Collingwood Today August 28 2020 Despite the curbside collection “challenges”...
Aug 21st, 2020
Clark won’t grant minister’s zoning orders to projects going through LPAT process, including the ERRC in Springwater Township By Jessica Owen Barrie Today The County of Simcoe’s Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) project will not be granted a minister’s zoning order from the province...