A proposal has been received by the Province of Ontario to build a private waste processing and transfer plant, with a bio-gas anaerobic digestion system, located at 633 Coronation Drive.
If this proposal is approved, it would result in significant amounts of trucks filled with waste through our neighbourhood.
A petition has been started to oppose the plant. Click here to view the petition.
The proposed operation will involve 20 times as many trucks as the proposal that was turned down by the Bio-solids Environmental Assessment for the Highland Creek Waste Treatment Plant, and includes 2 anaerobic digesters, 11 natural gas boilers, one open air storage facility, and other waste processing and storage facilities.
The City of Toronto currently collects 150,000 tonnes per year of residential and commercial green-bin organics which are processed at its Dufferin and Disco Road Plants. The Coronation Plant proposes to process up to 900,000 tonnes of wet rotting waste annually – 6 times as much as the entire City of Toronto.
The West Rouge Community Association has objected to the proposal individually and in coordination with other Community Associations in Southeast Scarborough.
Click here to view the objection letter submitted by the West Rouge Community Association to the Environmental Registry of Ontario.
Click here to view the joint objection letter submitted by the West Rouge Community Association, the Centennial Community and Recreation Association, the Guildwood Village Community Association, and the Highland Creek Community Association to the City of Toronto.
Click here to view the media release from the West Rouge Community Association, the Centennial Community and Recreation Association, and the Highland Creek Community Association detailing concerns about the proposal.