The Powell River Regional District has completed updating the Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Plan (SWMP); which includes more opportunities to recycle; compost yard, garden and food waste; clean up the former waste incinerator and dump site off Marine Avenue; and build a Resource Recovery Centre (including a waste transfer station) on a portion of the remediated Marine Avenue site. The plan is currently under review with the Ministry of Environment. Remediation work on the old incinerator site is expected to commence in 2018.
Check out the 5 minute over-view video on the proposed plans for the site!
Dreams do come true!
The Powell River Regional District is receiving $6,000,000 in federal funding to help construct a state-of-the-art Resource Recovery Centre.
This new facility will divert numerous waste products from the solid waste stream and help the Regional District move closer to achieving its goal of “zero waste”.
This project will greatly contribute to the region’s sustainability by up-cycling, re-cycling and re-purposing expended materials as well as reducing greenhouse gases created through the current transportation of waste abroad.