Council Notes: Golden location has been chosen for CSRD compost site

Ben Van Nostrand with the CSRD was in town last week to talk to Town Council about the CSRD’s Solid Waste Management and Recycling programs.

Solid Waste Management

Ben Van Nostrand, with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, was in town last week to talk to Town Council about the CSRD’s Solid Waste Management and Recycling programs.

There are 55,000 people in the regional district, being served by four landfills, including the one in Golden. There are also currently two composting sites (Salmon Arm and Revelstoke), and there are plans to open one up near the Golden landfill next year.

“About 5,000 tons of garbage gets burned in Golden every year,” said Van Nostrand, adding that one large construction project can spike that number in a given year. “What I’d like to do is get some better communication with some of these construction projects beforehand, and make sure they know about the recycling opportunities that are available.”

Landfills have a lifespan, and Van Nostrand wants to make sure that Golden gets the most out of theirs. It isn’t scheduled to close until 2098, but if enough recycling programs get taken advantage of, he hopes that Golden will never have to see the landfill close.

“I don’t want it to close ever,” he said. “We’re treating these sites like precious resources, and we need to make them last. Golden is fortunate that there is a lot of life left in it.”

Golden Fire Duty Truck

Golden Town Council has approved the purchase of a new duty truck for Golden Fire Rescue.

Golden Fire Rescue has a “duty officer” rotation, which means that one officer is always on call and available. Other departments who don’t use this system have to hope that an officer is available when a call comes in. Chief Dave Balding calls it “luck of the draw.”

“This truck has multiple purposes, it carries equipment and personnel…It needs to be reliable,” said Balding.

The department found a truck at Kicking Horse Ford, a 2016 F-150 for a total of $39,474. The department has had a good history with Kicking Horse Ford, and the new truck would be consistent with the rest of their fleet.

“They have also, in recognition of the volunteer firefighters, offered to donate three years worth of maintenance on the truck,” said Balding.

 

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