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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

FRSWC Facilities Need An Upgrade

Composting and recycling facilities in the province are suffering from 15 years worth of wear and tear...and they'll need 9 million dollars worth of upgrades in order to bring them up to speed. Mark McLeod of Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission explains the blue bins are basically rusting out and have been repaired to the point they have to be replaced...and that's not all.

He says the compost buildings are 15 years and an engineering report suggests they should replace the buildings in 2015.

McLeod says with no money to be made in recycling both the recycling and composting program are subsidized by tipping fees....which will need to go up to cover the cost of the upgrades.