The regional district is on schedule, building towards a possible yard and garden waste program by 2020.
Rob Williams, the ACRD’s environmental services manager says the province has put up a $6 million grant, and TetraTek Consulting was just hired to develop a series of options for how the program will run.
He said TetraTek will submit their report to the board in January, and could then spark a variety of infrastructure projects.
The city recently took delivery of their three new split-body garbage trucks in anticipation of the separated waste program, and are using the trucks just for garbage until the compost plan becomes a reality.
Williams said one of the main purposes of the program is to remove organics from the waste stream, since they are the biggest cause of gas and leachate, which would cost tens of millions of dollars to manage at the landfill.
Once the ACRD Board narrows down the options, the plans will be presented to the public for feedback in the Spring.