Food waste curbside pick-up is being considered by the Regional District Central Okanagan.
A report going to the regional board Feb. 2 states that a study done over 2020 and 2021 found that compostable materials make up nearly 50 per cent of landfill-bound waste from households.
In 2022, a food waste feasibility study was done to explore options for expanding residential organics management programs.
The study recommends co-mingled food and yard waste collection in a single curbside container.
Another consideration is wildlife interactions and the potential to transition existing yard waste containers into animal-resistant carts.
The staff report also estimates that $6 million would be needed for the addition of a transfer station to commingled food and yard waste, along with the necessary infrastructure.
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