York Region Integrated Solid Waste Processing and Transfer Facility - Cash Flow Analysis of Alternatives
This paper deals with the use of financial modelling to assist the Region in deciding how to achieve its desired diversion rate. The Region, its consultants, and its constituent municipalities (nine in number, and who are responsible for collecting solid waste) developed alternative ways for achieving the objectives. These included both a 2 and a 3 stream integrated processing and transfer facility; and construction of a MRF while contracting out food composting and transfer. Through modelling, the impacts of the various alternatives in terms of capital and operating costs (collection, processing, transfer, and disposal) and achievable diversion were identified. This allowed decision makers to focus on how different alternatives met their own priorities, objectives, and both capital and operating costs.