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

 

 

Just Posted

Studies for E&N corridor still on track after BC Transit investments

Recent investment in bus fleet expansion doesn’t slow studies into alternative transportation routes

Two brands of ice cream sandwiches recalled due to presence of metal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Iceberg and Originale Augustin brands

Single parent resource centre continues operations in partially-condemned building

Victoria’s 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre moves back into heritage home

Townhouses on the rise in popularity in Greater Victoria

A report finds 152 townhouse units in the construction pipeline and coming onto market in 2020.

WATCH: Residents flock to 32nd annual Moss Street paint-in

More than 190 artists took over Moss Street for Saturday event

Sexual assaults, extortion on the rise even as crime rates stay low: Stats Canada

Rates of police-reported sexual assault rose for the fourth year in a row

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Most Read