Green Municipal Fund commits $90,000 to regional organics collection in Nanaimo, B.C.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced a $90,000 Green Municipal Fund grant for the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN).
The funding will help the RDN field test residential food waste organics collection program for 2,000 homes located on three different collection routes. The results will determine the potential for full-scale implementation.
“We are pleased that the Green Municipal Fund is supporting this project,” said RDN Chairperson Joe Stanhope. “We estimate that full residential implementation of a curbside food waste organics collection program to approximately 50,000 single-family residences would result in a greater than 60% overall diversion rate of all waste. This would offset 1,825 tonnes of methane from the landfill, equivalent to 38,325 tonnes of carbon dioxide.”