Feb 7th, 2017
Plastic water bottles lined up in front of Conservative leadership candidates at a Feb. 4 debate in Halifax 10,000 tonnes of plastic enter the Great Lakes each year AWARE News Network: The world is being overwhelmed by plastic. Environmental Defence has issued an alert about a recent study’s es...
Jan 19th, 2017
New Tecumseth Free Press For the second time in less than six months, Simcoe County’s curbside collection contractor, Progressive Waste Solutions (PWS), has had to defend its service delivery levels, including missed routes, which over the past three weeks, are blamed on weather conditions. Las...
Jan 4th, 2017
Residents urged to fill out questionnaire to assist in audit of county operation RAINFOREST ALLIANCE PUBLIC MEETING January 17, 2017 7pm to 9pm Elmvale Community Hall (33 Queen St. W.) from the Rainforest Alliance Rainforest Alliance is undertaking a conformance verification audit to evaluate the pro...
Nov 24th, 2016
A fire was believed to have started in the refuse storage area at BFI Canada in Springwater in May 2013. -Barrie Examiner photo From Friends of Simcoe Forests Simcoe County’s plan to place an Environmental Resource Recovery Centre in a forest within Springwater Township raises serious safety concerns...
Nov 15th, 2016
News release form Friends of Simcoe Forests Since earning FSC Forest Management certification in 2010, Simcoe County has been audited annually by the Rainforest Alliance to ensure it continues to meet certification standards. The County’s failure to disclose the selection of the Freele Forest for a n...
Oct 12th, 2016
from the Friends of Simcoe Forests Please join the Friends of Simcoe Forests as we welcome Dr. John Bacher to speak about the state of forests past, present and future. When Saturday October 15 2016 1-3 pm Where Grenfel Community Centre, 1989 Sunnidale Road, Springwater Dr. Bacher is an international...
Sep 27th, 2016
New Tecumseth Free Press Simcoe County council today decided against implementing recommendations from its solid waste management department (SWM) that would have made utilizing a green bin for diversion of organics mandatory to be eligible for weekly curbside collection. Instead, the proposal...
Sep 26th, 2016
Simcoe County waste management staff are struggling to find ways to increase waste diversion rates from the current 60% to reach the target of 71% by 2020. The struggle isn’t so much with how to do it as it is to persuade their bosses, County Council, to give them the go ahead. Staff are presenting [...
Sep 22nd, 2016
Simcoe County proposal would see garbage left behind if green bin isn’t curbside CTV Barrie Simcoe County waste management staff is considering an unconventional way of getting people to use their organic bins. Waste management director Rob McCullough says staff is considering not collecting regular ...
Sep 20th, 2016
By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner It isn’t easy being green. But the lone protestor at the Simcoe County Museum railing at the county’s choice of placement for its new Organics Processing Facility (OPF) and Materials Management Facility (MMF) didn’t mind. “I live on Horseshoe Valley Road near the pro...