Organic waste solutions create cleaner, lower carbon communities

Fri, 12/03/2021

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Organics processing and collection projects
Organics Processing Infrastructure Projects
 
Bowen Island Municipality
On-Island Compost Facility
A new in-vessel composting facility will serve more than 3,600 residents and produce Class A compost for island use.
Estimated project total: $1.55 million
B.C. government grant: $1.02 million
 
Fraser Valley Regional District
Boston Bar/North Bend Composting Operation
A new aeration composting system at the Chaumox Landfill will serve more than 500 residents, including the Boston Bar First Nation and Boothroyd First Nation.
Estimated project total: $51,590
B.C. government grant: $34,393
 
Gitxaala First Nation
Community Composting System
An expanded composting facility in Kitkatla will serve the Nation’s residents and produce Class A compost to support local food production.
Estimated project total: $112,796
B.C. government grant: $75,197
 
Regional District of Nanaimo
Convertus Facility Upgrade
The expanded Convertus Compost Facility (formerly known as Circular Waste BC) will serve more than 167,000 residents and produce Class A compost for local wholesalers to make available for retail use.
Estimated project total: $13.56 million
B.C. government grant: $3 million
 
Residential Organics Collection Projects
 
City of Campbell River
Automated Curbside Collection for Garbage, Recycling and Organics
A new food and yard waste collection program will serve over 10,500 residential homes within the city.
Estimated project total: $2.83 million
B.C. government grant: $633,431
 
City of Fernie
Organics Collection Program
A new food and yard waste collection program will serve more than 2,000 residential homes within the city.
Estimated project total: $264,000
B.C. government grant: $176,999
 
City of Kamloops
Curbside Organics Collection Program
Building on the city’s current pilot program, this project will provide a new food waste collection program to 27,000 residential homes.
Estimated project total: $6.45 million
B.C. government grant: $1.78 million
 
City of Kimberley
Organics Collection
A new food and yard waste collection program will serve more than 3,000 residential homes within the city.
Estimated project total: $647,600
B.C. government grant: $198,399
 
City of Powell River
Organics Curbside Collection
An expansion to the existing food and yard waste collection program will serve an additional 5,300 residential homes within the city.
Estimated project total: $920,000
B.C. government grant: $346,666
 
City of Vernon
Household Organics Collection Program
A new food and yard waste collection program will serve more than 14,000 residential homes within the city.
Estimated project total: $1.46 million
B.C. government grant: $936,719
 
District of Kitimat
Kitimat Curbside Organics Collection Program
A new food and yard waste collection program will serve 3,600 residential households within the District of Kitimat.
Estimated project total: $474,492
B.C. government grant: $196,327
 
District of Invermere
Curbside Organics
A new food and yard waste collection program will serve over 1,500 residential homes in the district.
Estimated project total: $271,729
B.C. government grant: $173,219
 
District of Summerland
Residential Organic Waste Collection Project
An expansion to the existing yard waste collection program serving mor than 5,000 single and multi-family homes in Summerland to include food scraps, for composting at the upcoming Summerland Organics Processing Facility that will service Summerland and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen's Electoral Area F.
Estimated project total: $742,959
B.C. government grant: $451,639
 
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Residential Curbside Organics Collection Partnership
In partnership with the City of Castlegar and the Town of Creston, the Regional District of Central Kootenay will provide a new food and yard waste collection program to more than 14,500 residential homes within the City of Castlegar, the Town of Creston, and the district’s Electoral areas A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I and J.
Estimated project total: $1.92 million
B.C. government grant: $1.19 million
 
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
McKelvey Creek Wasteshed Curbside Collection Green Bin Project
A new food waste collection program will serve more than 8,000 residential households within the municipalities of Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, and Electoral areas A and B.
Estimated project total: $1.05 million
B.C. government grant: $702,905
 
Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen
Residential Food Waste Collection
A new food and yard waste collection program will serve 2,600 residential households within Electoral areas A and C, and the Osoyoos Indian Band.
Estimated project total: $524,690
B.C. government grant: $304,459
 
Town of Comox
Residential Curbside Organic Waste Collection
An expansion to the existing food and yard waste collection program will serve an additional 700 residential homes within town.
Estimated project total: $645,145
B.C. government grant: $396,917
 
Town of Oliver
Residential Food Waste Collection
A new and yard waste collection program will serve 2,600 residential homes within the town.
Estimated project total: $33,000
B.C. government grant: $21,999
 
Village of Lumby
Food Waste Collection Program
A new food waste collection program will serve 750 residential homes within the village.
Estimated project total: $33,216
B.C. government grant: $12,143
 
Organics Processing Infrastructure and Organics Collection Projects
 
Esk’etemc First Nation
Community Composting System
Community Composting Collection Program
A new composting facility in Alkali Lake will serve the nation’s residents and produce Class A compost for community gardens and landscaping. A second project will provide a new food waste collection program to 150 residential households.
Estimated project total: $384,177
B.C. government grant: $256,118
 
Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation
Composting System
Community Organics Collection Program
A new in-vessel composting facility in Klemtu will serve the Nation’s residents and produce Class A compost for community landscaping projects. A second project will expand the existing food and yard waste collection program to serve an additional 50 residential households.
Estimated project total: $558,108
B.C. government grant: $372,072