CRD news in brief

CRD board tackles kitchen scraps, cell tower, websites – and gas, lots of gas

  • Sep. 8, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Kitchen scraps plan gets green light

The Capital Regional District awarded two contracts to create a phased-in kitchen scraps removal program last week.

Super Save Disposal Inc. will haul the scraps, while Vantreight Farms will be responsible for receiving and processing.

The total cost is approximately $141,500 in 2013 and $498,900 in 2014, reflecting the expansion of the program.

While Saanichton-based Vantreight Farms does not own or operate an in-vessel processing facility for kitchen scraps, it has promised to be operational by Feb. 1.

Cell tower planned for Hartland landfill

Wind Mobile has been permitted to install a 70-metre cellular tower at the Hartland landfill, a move that will net the CRD $15,000 annually to lease the space.

The installation comes five years after the the CRD identified poor wireless communication signals at the landfill in a 2007 review.

Wind Mobile will install the tower in mid-2013.

Pipe upgrade helps eliminate gas

Hartland landfill will receive a $282,000 upgrade to its piping system that captures methane and other polluting gases, a necessary expense to comply with federal guidelines.

Palladian Developments received the contract and will commence work in mid-October for about one month.

New CRD website coming

The CRD will be upgrading its website to the tune of $287,000.

Focus groups concluded residents want a better user experience, including more intuitive layout and design as well as more opportunity for online engagement.

The contract is awarded to Vancouver-based FCV, whose clients include Nike, Vancouver Canucks and Vancouver Coastal Health.


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