the board decided to deal with the pressing problem of the almost-full Oliver landfill, attempting to address the issue by applying for a $1.2 million grant through the B.C. Organics Infrastructure Program.
“The need for Oliver has increased quite substantively, over the last little while, in terms of agricultural waste,” Reeder said. “What’s happened in Oliver is the feedlot closed next door and we’re seeing quite a bit of materials that we typically haven’t seen in our agricultural group.”
Reeder explained that compost programs have been shown to work in communities as large as Vancouver and as small as Grand Forks, which has recently managed to cut its garbage down to significantly less than its compostable waste materials.
The board passed the motion supporting an application for the grant, with a further $400,000 from the Oliver Landfill Reserves, contingent on the grant being approved.