Sort'nGo Organics – Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

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Did you know that 30-50 per cent of the waste sent to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD)’s landfill isn’t actually garbage at all? It’s organic material – food and yard waste – that can be transformed into a renewable resource like compost.

That’s why the ACRD is launching a new Organics Collection Program in the City of Port Alberni – so you can redirect food and yard waste away from the landfill where it takes up space and creates higher greenhouse gas emissions. The new service is part of a wider update to waste collection that will include moving to a 3-stream roadside cart system. Similar to garbage, recycling and organics will now be collected in carts and picked up at the roadside by collection trucks.

Funding to support upgrades to the new waste services, including the ACRD’s Regional Organics Implementation Project, is eligible through the Federal Gas Tax Fund. In 2020, the ACRD received a six million dollar grant that will fund the introduction of organics collection in the City of Port Alberni, west coast communities, Alberni Valley electoral areas and Bamfield.


LATEST UPDATES:

  • Updated Timing: The project team is planning to roll out the new program in early September, rather than spring as originally discussed. This means that the current collection schedule will continue through the summer months, until new organics and recycling carts are delivered in late summer and the new service is up-and-running in mid-September.
  • Alberni Valley Electoral Areas Survey: We're looking for your preliminary thoughts on a roadside organics collection service in your area! Please fill out the below survey to let us know how you manage waste now, and what your level of interest is.
  • Feedback Requested: We’re inviting residents to share their feedback about potential challenges, or barriers to participating in the new organics program so that we can look for ways to troubleshoot potential challenges. To share your thoughts, add a comment in the forum below.

Did you know that 30-50 per cent of the waste sent to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD)’s landfill isn’t actually garbage at all? It’s organic material – food and yard waste – that can be transformed into a renewable resource like compost.

That’s why the ACRD is launching a new Organics Collection Program in the City of Port Alberni – so you can redirect food and yard waste away from the landfill where it takes up space and creates higher greenhouse gas emissions. The new service is part of a wider update to waste collection that will include moving to a 3-stream roadside cart system. Similar to garbage, recycling and organics will now be collected in carts and picked up at the roadside by collection trucks.

Funding to support upgrades to the new waste services, including the ACRD’s Regional Organics Implementation Project, is eligible through the Federal Gas Tax Fund. In 2020, the ACRD received a six million dollar grant that will fund the introduction of organics collection in the City of Port Alberni, west coast communities, Alberni Valley electoral areas and Bamfield.


LATEST UPDATES:

  • Updated Timing: The project team is planning to roll out the new program in early September, rather than spring as originally discussed. This means that the current collection schedule will continue through the summer months, until new organics and recycling carts are delivered in late summer and the new service is up-and-running in mid-September.
  • Alberni Valley Electoral Areas Survey: We're looking for your preliminary thoughts on a roadside organics collection service in your area! Please fill out the below survey to let us know how you manage waste now, and what your level of interest is.
  • Feedback Requested: We’re inviting residents to share their feedback about potential challenges, or barriers to participating in the new organics program so that we can look for ways to troubleshoot potential challenges. To share your thoughts, add a comment in the forum below.
  • The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is working on a regional organics diversion project with the first phase to include roadside organics collection within the City of Port Alberni beginning in 2021.  The ACRD would like to determine if a roadside collection program should be considered for the electoral areas and First Nations communities in the Alberni Valley.

    If you live in those areas, the ACRD invites you to fill out the following short survey. The ACRD is planning a more thorough consultation process for the spring of 2022 on this potential new service, but is seeking preliminary input from residents about how they currently manage waste, and what services they might be interested in moving forward. If you live on the west coast, watch for engagement specifically for you this fall/winter.

    Responses are anonymous. The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.

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