Efforts to reduce waste in the Alberni Valley are ongoing, says Alberni-Clayoquot CAO Russell Dyson.
“Organics is one of several issues that the regional district is tackling at the landfill,” Dyson said at a recent Port Alberni City Council meeting.
The regional district imposed a cardboard ban last summer and is working on more material bans.
“Cardboard is in the past and we’re moving onto gyproc and other things this year.”
Moving towards organics collection will be the other task for the year, Dyson said.
“There are challenges for organics collection, that’s why it hasn’t been an easy choice to just jump into it—especially within the Valley,” he said.