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Durham York Energy Centre

York Region released an update on the Durham York Energy Centre, an award-winning energy-from-waste facility that produces energy from the combustion of residual waste. The state-of-the-art facility, whose air emissions standards are among the most stringent in the world, completed its first year of commercial operation in 2016. The facility is a key component of the Region’s waste management strategy and significant achievement of 91 per cent diversion from landfill.

The Durham York Energy Centre is designed to safely process up to 140,000 tonnes per year of residential garbage that remains after maximizing waste diversion programs – reducing, reusing, recycling and composting – in Durham and York Regions.
Energy-from-waste captures energy content from waste remaining after all recycling efforts have taken place, lowers greenhouse gas emissions, recovers metals and reduces the volume of waste going to landfill.

The facility completed two successful stack tests since August 2016. Air emission samples are collected and sent to an accredited, independent laboratory for analysis.

Additional details on the Durham York Energy Centre’s performance are available in the annual report submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change available at durhamyorkwaste.ca



Durham York Energy Centre; York Region; York Region released an update on the Durham York Energy Centre, an award-winning energy-from-waste facility that produces energy from the combustion of residual waste. The Regional Municipality of York en-US News

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