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Save the food scraps! Starting October 1, drop off your kitchen and yard “organics” for free at Town Centre Mall’s depot.

Zero waste, here we come. Five things to know about the PRRD’s new food scraps program: 1. Food scraps currently make up about 40 percent of what we send to the landfill. On October 1, you can start diverting your scraps to the depot at the Town Centre Mall. In September, the industrial, commercial and institutional sector (hotels, hospitals, restaurants, etc) may start doing so as part of this region-wide pilot project. 2. The Town Centre Mall depot, behind RONA, will accept meat, bones, grains, pasta, dairy products, fruit and vegetable scraps, cooked food, plate scrapings, windfall fruit, food-soiled paper and cardboard, coffee filters & grounds, tea bags, wooden utensils, and yard waste (branches and limbs no more than 1” in diametre). Note: August through October is bear season. Please do us a favour and freeze your compost before dropping it off. 3. The depot will not accept biodegradable or compostable plastic products, compostable diapers, shellfish, invasive species (knotweed, broom, giant cowparsnip), pet waste, waxed cardboard, coffee cups, cat litter, metal, rubber or glass. 4. At first, food scraps will be shipped out of the region to a composting facility. We anticipate that as volumes grow, the business case will present itself to create a local composting facility. 5. A curbside food waste program - collected alongside garbage and recycling - may be coming to the City as early as 2017.

Toxic Site to be resurrected From incinerator ash to Resource Recovery Centre Diverting compostable material out of our waste stream is an important step in the direction of Zero Waste. Another exciting progression in Powell River is the recent $6 million grant for the creation of a Resource Recovery Centre. This five-year project is ambitious, one that will properly remediate the old incinerator site on Marine Ave and then transform and redevelop it in to an innovative community hub for reuse, repair and recycling. The site will boast an education centre, an area for salvaging building materials, partnerships with univerisites for research and development with bioremediation and gardens surrounding the site, LEED or similar certification for buildings, and electricity from renewable sources.

So you want to be a regional district director? Every four years, residents elect new directors for the Powell River Regional District Board - the next one is in October, 2018. Rural candidates run in their respective constituencies – officially referred to as electoral areas. Municipal candidates run in the city election.

A person must be 18 years of age or older on election day and a Canadian citizen. They must be a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day of the election. This literally means that a person living in Vancouver can run in an election for office in Fort St. John. In other provinces they stipulate that you must also reside in the community in which you are attempting to be elected in. Lastly, the person must not be ineligible due to legal issues.

202 - 4675 Marine Avenue Powell River, BC V8A 2L2 604-485-2260 administration@powellriverrd.bc.ca

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