NDP MLA Babchuk says new organic waste project in Campbell River will help fight climate change

CAMPBELL RIVER – New Democrat MLA Michele Babchuk says a new organic waste project in Campbell River will help decrease greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, and produce compost for residents.

“People in Campbell River want to do the right thing for the environment, and I know many of us have been looking forward to having more options for composting food waste,” said MLA Babchuk. “We’re working with the city to make that possible. Small actions can add up significantly in the fight against climate change, and changes like these as part of a larger plan will help get us where we need to be.”

This project, part of the BC NDP government’s CleanBC Organic Infrastructure and Collection Program, will receive $633,432 from the province to collect food and yard waste from 10,500 homes in the city.

Launched in 2020, the program is providing up to $25.9 million, over three years, to communities to develop or expand their ability to divert organic waste from landfills. Through cost-sharing arrangements, the funding recipients are contributing at least one-third of eligible project costs.

Investing in organic waste diversion is one part of a much bigger picture. CleanBC is the province’s pathway to a more prosperous, balanced, and sustainable future. It supports our BC NDP government’s commitment to climate action to meet B.C.’s emission targets and build a cleaner, stronger economy for everyone.

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For more information on B.C.’s Organics Infrastructure and Collection Program, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25876

To learn more about CleanBC, visit: www.cleanbc.gov.bc.ca