News

Port Coquitlam compost facility to shrink

Changes are coming for a proposed compost facility in Port Coquitlam.

In a recent report to the city’s smart growth committee, Cascade Renewable Carbon Corp. said it is planning to build a smaller processing building than previously planned.

The structure will be reduced from 2,500 sq. m to 1,000, a move that Cascade CEO David Taylor said should not affect the amount of compost the facility can process.

The final bagging and curing stage, where larger pieces of material are removed from the compost soil, will now take place at a different location, he added, making for a cleaner system.

“This is a showcase facility,” he said. “We want to keep this facility as clean and spick and span and be a showcase.”

Primary digestion of the compost material is still expected to take place on the site in giant containers.

Development of the project has been delayed, Taylor said, in large part due to some technical issues with its storm water management plan.

According to a report from the company to the city of Port Coquitlam, there is currently no storm water system the facility could tie into. That has forced Cascade to re-design its entire plan using ditches, drains and, possibly, water retention pits.

With the delays, Taylor said the company is hoping to have its storm water system completed by November. That should allow for a soft opening, he said, with the full opening expected in the new year.

He added that the city of PoCo is in talks with the company about having its organic waste processed at the new facility.

gmckenna@tricitynews.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
Check out the Christmas light displays in the Tri-Cities this weekend
 
New accounting system for School District 43 may make life easier for parents, too
ARTS IN BRIEF: Folly girls, school jazz gala
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks
Farmers think migratory birds spreading avian influenza
 
Carly Rae Jepsen surprises Christmas at the Clarke fans
 
Police seek machete-wielding attacker

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.