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Residential Organic Waste Collection: the Inside Story

posted on 11:00 AM, October 30, 2012

The next Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast will take place Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) downtown Vancouver campus at 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver.

It's official: removing food scraps and other organic waste from the garbage stream is a great idea. In fact, organics collection programs have been identified as critical initiatives that will help the Metro Vancouver region increase regional waste diversion from the current rate of 55% to our target of 70% by the year 2015. But what are challenges to implementing waste management programs that include residential food scraps collection? Join us to hear from two municipalities and a neighborhood association that have taken this on, and succeeded.


  • Rob Costanzo, Deputy Manager of Operations, Engineering Department, City of Surrey
  • Tracey Tobin, Environmental Services Officer, City of Burnaby
  • Ralph Wells, Sustainability Manager, University Neighborhoods Association

If you plan to attend please RSVP by clicking onĀ  'Register Now'.

For more information about upcoming Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfasts please visit our website.