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Regional board puts the brakes on proposal to reduce free yard waste

A plan to limit the amount of yard waste the public could leave at the landfill for free is not going over well with regional district residents.
May 04, 2017 - 9:00 PM

PENTICTON - Regional directors put the brakes on a staff recommendation to reduce the amount of free yard waste residents could drop at the landfill from 500 kilograms to 100 kg.

Area D director Tom Siddon intended to put forward a director’s motion requesting administration provide a rationale for the proposed decrease in free yard waste disposal, but the matter was brought up for discussion at an earlier committee meeting before today's, May 4, regular board meeting.

Several directors reported hearing from their constituents on the the matter. Area C director Terry Schafer said he received a lot of feedback from his area with his constituents talking about having to make five trips to the dump instead of one.

Area B director Elef Christensen said he echoed Schafer’s confers.

“We’re going to have a mess in rural areas,” he said.

Naramata director and board chair Karla Kozakevich said many areas had received complaints about the proposal.

The board agreed to defer implementation of the proposal until an impact analysis had been performed and the results reviewed by the environmental committee.

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