Saanich eyes buying trucks for rural kitchen scraps

Saanich council on Monday was expected to approve a pricey purchase that’ll help the municipality make the switch to kitchen scraps pickup

Saanich council on Monday was expected to approve another pricey purchase that’ll help the municipality make the switch to kitchen scraps pickup next year.

A contract worth $292,000 to purchase two small refuse packer trucks from Vimar Equipment Limited was expected to get the green light from council.

The refuse trucks differ from a $3.2-million contract last month to purchase 13 new collection trucks, as these vehicles are smaller.

Mike Ippen, Saanich’s manager of public works, said the refuse packers will be used for garbage and kitchen scrap collection in rural Saanich.

In January council approved a new garbage collection system that will require Saanich homeowners to separate food scraps from traditional trash.

The new collection system will also require households to wheel both bins to the curb every two weeks.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

 

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