News nuggets from the CSRD

New composting facility coming to Revy next spring

Construction of community composting facilities will begin next spring at the Revelstoke and Golden landfill sites as the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board approved the use of up to $300,000 from the All-Electoral Areas Community Works Fund for those projects.

The fund, which comes from federal government gas tax rebates, has strict guidelines as to project application.

Waste Management Coordinator Ben Van Nostrand told the board that CSRD landfills manage approximately 3,000 tonnes of yard and garden debris annually.

The City of Revelstoke may contribute some funds and the CSRD is in contact with Golden about a possible contribution as well.


Bresco wins cardboard contract

Bresco Industries Ltd. has won a contract with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to haul old corrugated cardboard recycling from the Revelstoke Bottle Depot.

Following a successful trial, the Bottle Depot will continue to be the site for the recycle bins as the board approved formalizing and extending this contract.