Study concludes less garbage could be going to Campbell River landfill
CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C.-Campbell River could keep more of its garbage out of the landfill. That’s the conclusion of a report given to city council.
At Monday’s meeting Comox-Strathcona Waste Management Board presented a waste composition study done last fall. The study tested numerous garbage samples from a number of sources, such as the Campbell River Waste Management Centre.
The study showed at the CRWMC that organic and other divertible material made up nearly 54 per cent of the samples. Divertible material is anything that could have been dealt with before going to a landfill, such as recyclable paper, plastics, food or yard waste, and clean wood.
Some solutions to the issue could include more recycling programs offered through Recycle BC at the Return-it Depot and in through potential future curbside organic collection.