RDBN announces $30,000 for power, lighting at recycling depots

Recycling depots in Vanderhoof and Smithers-Telkwa will get a boost as they move into the next phase of their development.

Both facilities, which were established in the spring of 2018 don’t yet have lighting or electricity set up.

Those utilities are available at the nearby Transfer Station sites and as such it has sometimes meant that recycling depot staff would have to enter the stations to warm up in cold weather.

The cost to install those amenities is estimated to be $15,000 per site.

“This will enable them to be right in the recycling portion of the site and provide more support to the public,” Melany de Weerdt, Chief Administrative Officer with the RDBN told Lakes District News.

For those installation needs the board agreed to allocate $30,000 which would come out of the Federal Gas Tax Reserves Fund.

The RDBN last July presented a solid waste management plan to the Smithers and Telkwa councils

LOOK BACK: Regional district plans for future of waste

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