A proposal has been received by the Province of Ontario to build a private waste processing and transfer plant, with a biogas 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 all day and night.
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 Biosolids 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.
To submit comments to the Environmental Registry of Ontario, click here to be directed to their website. Please note that the commenting period has been extended and now closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 23, 2020.
The West Rouge Community Association has objected to the proposal individually and in coordination with the four Community Associations in Southeast Scarborough.
Click here to view letter submitted by the West Rouge Community Association.
Click here to view the joint 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.