Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved the award of Contract 15-1851 to D.L. Bins Ltd. for the hauling and processing of kitchen scraps. At its December 9, 2015 meeting, the Board directed staff to issue a new two-year tender, which was subsequently issued and closed on December 30, 2015. Submissions were received from three firms, with the most competitive tender received from D.L. Bins Ltd.
The contract will run from March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2018, at a rate for 2016 of $114.50/tonne, which results in an estimated annual savings of approximately $250,000 over the previous kitchen scraps contract. Annual contract costs are projected to be up to $1,145,000 per year with tipping fee revenue expected to cover 96% of the hauling and processing costs. D.L Bins Ltd. has identified Enviro-Smart Organics in Delta, B.C. and Fisher Road Recycling in Cobble Hill, B.C. as their main processing subcontractors.
“I am pleased this new contract will result in cost savings while maintaining the effective delivery of services to the residents of our region,” said Barbara Desjardins, CRD Board Chair.
A landfill ban on kitchen scraps was implemented in the region in January 2015. As part of the Regional Kitchen Scraps Strategy, the CRD provides haulers the option to deposit source separate kitchen scraps at its Hartland transfer station for subsequent transfer off-site for composting and marketing. Kitchen scraps currently received at Hartland transfer station are being hauled to Harvest Power in Richmond, B.C.
Information on options for conducting an in-region kitchen scraps processing pilot will be received at a future date. It is estimated that over 40,000 tonnes of kitchen scraps have been diverted from Hartland landfill since 2007.
The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ regional, sub-regional and local services for residents of the region which includes 13 municipalities and three electoral areas within 2370 square kilometres on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD is working to serve the public, and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region.
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