Region working to make organic waste processing plant reality

Plans for an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility by 2021 are still underway despite road blocks in securing suitable location. A major obstacle is large areas within Brampton and Mississauga protected for the conservation of birds forcing and expanded search for a sit to build on.

Areas in Caledon and outside of Peel are currently on the table for the region who is working in co-operation with other municipalities.

Peel residents produce roughly 500 thousand tonnes of garbage annually, and the processing plant will convert up to 120 thousand of that to reusable gas.

The region hopes to divert 75 per cent of garbage from landfills by 2034 and bring our waste diversion rate up to 60 per cent.

Peel officials set the stage for change in Jan 2016 when bi-weekly trash collection was adopted at the same time plans to construct an organics processing facility began.

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