At the November 2015 Board meeting, the Board endorsed an Organics Diversion Strategy for the CSRD. The intent of the strategy is to support planning objectives in order to achieve a food waste disposal ban across the entire regional District by 2020. A component of this strategy calls for a program of food waste diversion at area transfer stations for a 30 week trial.
The CSRD is inviting residents to participate in the trial by agreeing to separate their food waste and deliver it to select transfer stations at no cost. Those interested in participating in the trial must:
- Apply to receive a key to access the food waste disposal area.
- Become educated on what is accepted in the food waste bin and how to access the bin.
- Pay a $20 refundable deposit to receive a key (to be returned at the end of the program).
As this is a trial, there will be a limited number of keys issued per location. Participants will be given a kitchen catcher for the collection and transport of food waste to the drop off bins. Food waste drop off bins will be located at:
- Scotch Creek Transfer Station
- Sorrento Recycling Depot
- Skimikin Transfer Station
- Falkland Transfer Station
- Glenemma Transfer Station
- Sicamous Landfill
- Salmon Arm Landfill
- Malakwa Transfer Station
- Revelstoke Landfill
Food waste will be collected and composted by Spa Hills Farm.
If you would like to participate, please fill out the webform below: