Would you like to see your neighbourhood divert organics from the landfill? We can help *if* we have around 6 people who sign up on the same block.
We are offering a unique pick up service that helps keep organics out of the landfill and reduces truck idling. We park our biodiesel truck (fuelled by Cowichan Biodiesel Co-Op ) at one end of your road and turn it off. We then do all the pick ups by bike with our heavy duty bike trailers!
CVRD waste audits show that more than one-third of our garbage sent to the landfill is actually made up of organic materials.
Since there is no local disposal capacity for garbage in the CVRD, solid waste is exported out-of-region (Washington State). Our organics on the other hand can be processed locally and turned into a valuable resource.
Therefore, we can do a great deal of good for our local economy and for the environment by diverting organics from the landfill and processing it locally into compost.
Please email us if you think you have 6 neighbors who may be interested. We can also provide pamphlets when needed.
Payments: Use your own bin or do a $30 deposit for our 48 litre bin. Bins are collected weekly for a monthly fee of $28 before tax. Furthermore, if two households share a bin it would cut the cost in half. 🙂
Payments are easy and can be done online.
Please email us any questions firstname.lastname@example.org