Regional Scale Composting Program closer to reality

The Regional Scale Composting Program proposed by the RDCK is closer to reality.

The Municipalities of Castlegar, Creston and Nelson, along with the RDKB, have committed to partnering in the program, which allows the RDCK to move forward on a critical grant application for funding.

RDCK Chair Aimee Watson says the proposed organics program supports their Climate Action Imperative, which urges all levels of government to take action to respond to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The program, proposed to start by 2022,  will initially target the processing of organic waste from municipal curbside collection and the commercial sector. 

The Organics Infrastructure Program Grant they're applying for would fund up to two thirds of the development of composting facilities on RDCK landfill sites.