Why can’t we have a landfill in the CVRD?

Why can’t we have a landfill in the CVRD?

Present practice outrageous of transporting our garbage to the U.S.A.

Re: CVRD solid waste management

Fraser & Erickson’s letter sets out a good case against the CVRD proposal for universal curbside collection services. The proposal provides no incentive to reduce household garbage.

Every time you consider putting an item in the garbage ask yourself, “Do I want this item transported to a landfill in southern Washington state?”

This touches on the other side of the CVRD’s present outrageous garbage practice: transporting our garbage to the U.S.A. Transportation fees by land and water, hydro carbon fuel consumption and U.S. dollar tipping fees! Shocking!

What is stopping the CVRD from developing a modern, contained, non polluting disposal site in the vast area covered by the CVRD? Millions of tax dollars could be saved and a lot less haulage fuel burned by disposing in a local site. This is a win-win, pro-active environmental and cost saving issue that can be solved locally. What is the problem?

Don Graham

Chemainus