Kitchen Scraps (Organics - Commercial)
Everyday we produce a pile of fruit and vegetable peelings, cores, egg shells and tea bags that should not end up in the trash. Composting of our food waste makes ecological sense.
In 2012 the CRD Board approved the regional kitchen scraps strategy, which implements the diversion of kitchen scraps from garbage in a phased approach, with a full ban on kitchen scraps disposal as garbage at Hartland landfill starting in January of 2015.
2013 - Phase one will be a $20/tonne incentive, in 2013 and 2014, for source separated kitchen scraps loads delivered to CRD-approved transfer stations
2014 - Phase two will be a 20% surcharge at Hartland landfill on garbage loads containing kitchen scraps,
2015 - Phase three will be a ban at Hartland landfill on kitchen scraps as refuse starting January 1, 2015
Go to Kitchen Scraps Recycling for Businesses for more information.
How do I go green?
Make local, in season, organic food choices and purchase items with minimal packaging - or grow your own. Many peels that we discard such as potato, orange, lemon and apple peels are edible, full of vitamins, and add extra flavour to dishes. Better meal planning results in fewer wasted ingredients and will save money and time.
Donate food items that you are not going to use to local food banks.
By composting organic food waste, you entice beneficial insects and birds and can cut down on pesticide and inorganic fertilizer use.
2240 Keating Cross Road
Enter at 524 David Street
Emterra Environmental / International Paper Industries (Commercial Only)
302-304 John Street
981 Maughan Road
OrganiCo Waste Recovery Solutions Ltd.
reFUSE (Commercial and Residential)
2111 Government Street
6808 Kirkpatrick Crescent
The Environmental Story
Non-organic foods may be treated with pesticides that can harm soils and contaminate waterways, not to mention the long term effects this can have on your health. In the Capital Region we are lucky to be so close to rich agricultural areas such as the Saanich Peninsula and the Cowichan Valley. Many of these farmers practice organic farming and the best of this produce is available to us in local stores, farmer's markets and on the table in local restaurants. Using local options supports community farmers, keeps agricultural areas active, and cuts down on the use of fossil fuels in the storage and transport of food across long distances.
Questions? Call the CRD Hotline.
We can answer your questions on the Hartland landfill, composting, household hazardous waste, recycling and more!
toll-free: 1.800.663.4425 #3030
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