‘We’re heading to a cliff’: Simcoe County staff concerned about garbage capacity
Rob Mccullough, Simcoe County’s Director for Solid Waste Management
From Simcoe.com, July 28, 2021
By Talha Hashmani
With various landfills across Simcoe County nearing capacity, calls for alternative means to dispose of garbage are at the heart of the county’s new waste management strategy.
At a solid waste management workshop on July 27, Rob McCullough, director of solid waste management for the county, outlined the risk of current landfills not being able to accommodate an increase in waste and garbage.
“We’re heading to a cliff when it comes to disposal capacity,” said McCullough.
When asked about the alternatives to using landfills, McCullough said they are “just not there.”
According to McCullough, even the option of building an incineration facility may not be the ultimate disposal solution, being either too expensive or dirty — leaving behind the ash from the process — about 30 percent of the original weight or 10 percent of the volume of the waste.
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