The Regional District of Nanaimo says increased organics diversion is necessary to meet its goal of 90 per cent waste diversion. (Black Press file)

Regional District of Nanaimo working on waste processing deal

Regional district said deal assists with goal of 90 per cent waste diversion

Regional District of Nanaimo staff will work on an organic waste processing contract with Circular Waste British Columbia Inc.

Circular Waste will amalgamate with Nanaimo Organic Waste Ltd., which currently operates in Nanaimo. It brings 20 years of experience in organic diversion and is involved with more than 100 compost facilities around the world. The amalgamation secures the capacity and permits to accept and process the volume of organic material to meet the RDN’s needs, according to a press release.

A current draft of the RDN’s solid waste management plan sees the district working toward a goal of 90 per cent waste diversion and higher separation of of organic waste is necessary in meeting the goal, the press release said.

“We are pleased to be advancing towards our zero waste goal which the [RDN] initially set in 2002,” said Bill Veenhof, RDN board chairman, in the release. “A contract with Circular Waste provides security for organics waste processing critical to the success in achieving higher waste diversion.”

For more information on the RDN’s intent to award the deal, please go to www.rdn.bc.ca/public-notices.

Fore more information the solid waste management plan draft, go to www.getinvolved.rdn.ca/swmp.


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