RDN move forward to waste diversion goal

New firm granted contract to process organic materials to meet regional district needs

Increasing organics diversion is going to help the Regional District of Nanaimo achieve its goal of 90 per cent waste diversion.

The goal is included in the current draft Solid Waste Management Plan.

As a result, on April 24, 2018, the RDN Board of Directors directed staff to proceed with an organic waste processing contract to Circular Waste British Columbia Inc., an amalgamation with Nanaimo Organic Waste Ltd. currently operating in Nanaimo.

Staff indicated that Circular Waste brings more than 20 years of proven success with organic diversion through its involvement in more than 100 compost facilities internationally.

The amalgamation with Nanaimo Organic Waste Ltd. secures the capacity and permits to accept and process the volume of organic material to meet the RDN’s needs.

“We are pleased to be advancing towards our zero waste goal which the Regional District of Nanaimo initially set in 2002,” said RDN Chair Bill Veenhof.

“A contract with Circular Waste provides security for organics waste processing critical to the success in achieving higher waste diversion.”

For further information and details on the notice of intent to award the contract visit www.rdn.bc.ca/public-notices. To learn more about the draft Solid Waste Management Plan, visit www.getinvolved.rdn.ca/swmp.

Residents can also continue to help the RDN achieve increased waste diversion by checking out the What Goes Where? tool www.rdn.bc.ca/what-goes-where or the RDN Curbside app to find recycling facilities in the region.

The app also allows you to set up curbside reminders for pick up and to receive notifications if there are collection disruptions.

— RDN submission

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