Composting needs better options

The Tanner Ridge community web site is a genuine reflection of the concerns that face these residents daily

Brenda Jordison (PNR letters Sept. 25) is disappointed in the tactics used by the farm and resident neighbours of Foundation Organics to force bylaw compliance on this facility.

I am sure Foundation Organics feels the same. However, I suggest the Tanner Ridge community web site is a genuine reflection of the concerns that face these residents daily. Without community context the casual visitor cannot know what is accurate and what is not. Is there inflamed rhetoric on the members forum? Yes. But the website’s purpose is not to explain the greater issues to casual visitors but to serve those already knowledgeable of those issues.

Anyone who has attended recent Central Saanich council or CRD meetings has heard and seen the scale of the respiratory, sinus, throat and migraine complaints. Are these ’socially responsible, honest community members’ organized and focussed in their purpose to restore the quality of the air they breathe? Absolutely. Do they think they have a right to hold any business accountable for its ongoing failure to meet bylaw compliance — particularly when it affects their health? Yes they do.

There are better ways to accomplish the diversion of kitchen waste from the landfill and the CRD is exploring those options.

Rebecca Cotterell

Central Saanich



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