Waste as a resource: Converting food scraps into renewable energy
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020 08:00 AM
The Region of Durham is planning a Mixed Waste Pre-Sort and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Facility to convert organic waste like food scraps into a renewable natural gas that will be used to heat homes and power natural gas barbeques and vehicles.
Currently, the preferred location for the new facility is in Clarington, next to the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC). While Durham’s population continues to grow—with an expectancy to reach more than 1 million people in the next decade—more residents will mean...
Plan your route by following our line painting crews on Waze!
Posted on Sunday, June 07, 2020 08:45 AM
Each year, from May to October, the Region implements line painting operations on Durham roads to ensure roadway markings are easily visible and reflective.
To ease your commute, the Region has equipped our road painting trucks with new technology that allows residents to view the location of painting operations in real-time. Residents can now plan their route by following our line painting crews on Waze—an innovative live traffic and navigation app.
Line painting is a moving operation that progresses...
Celebrate the essential services of public works during National Public Works Week (May 17 to 23)
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 09:30 AM
From May 17 to 23, Durham Region will be celebrating National Public Works Week by recognizing the essential services of public works and to acknowledge the essential services our Works Department staff provide each and every day.
Thank you to all Works Department staff for their commitment to providing excellent service. This year more than ever, we’ve seen just how important public works is to ensure our communities operate smoothly and safely, even during a pandemic. It is thanks to our dedicated...
Blue box recycling: two stream separation is key to Durham’s success
Posted on Monday, March 09, 2020 08:00 AM
In today’s increasingly challenging recycling markets, it is more important than ever to keep recyclables as clean as possible. Ninety-five per cent of the Region’s recyclable materials are moved to sustainable end markets within North America, including Canada and the United States. Even with this remarkably high rate of materials making it to end markets, we strive to do better. The remaining five percent are non-recyclable materials that residents mistakenly put in their blue boxes.
Durham Region leading the way with electric vehicle charging stations at Headquarters
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020 06:45 AM
Durham Region now has six new electric vehicle charging stations at its corporate headquarters building at 605 Rossland Road East in Whitby.
The charging stations, located along the north wall on the first floor of the parking garage, are available for use by staff and visitors of Durham Regional Headquarters. Designated parking for electric vehicles is also available.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an economic, social and environmental priority for Durham Region, which is why we want to make...