An Armstrong businessman says profits at his recycling/bottle business have been curbed by the province.
Woodrow (Woody) Kim is the owner/operator of the Armstrong Bottle Depot, who wrote a five-page letter and presented to both Armstrong and Spallumcheen councils over the future of his business.
The business volume at the depot, said Kim, has dwindled by 60 per cent, due to a directive from Multi Materials B.C./Green By Nature (MMBC’s post-collection processor), which handles recycling around the province.
“The directive has affected the Armstrong Bottle Depot in the worst way imaginable,” said Kim. “It has and will negatively affect Armstrong as a community in taking away at least eight part-time and full-time employment opportunities, and thousands of dollars in donations to local organizations and charities.”
Kim said his company was given a two-week notice by Green By Nature of a new directive in processing curbside pick-up materials in mid-June.