Many compost questions

Lots of people support recycling, maybe they don’t care about these problems that will come up when farm land is involved

Let’s say there were a few people sitting around and the discussion came to business. They talked about all the cheap, fresh food being imported and sold in the area. What happens when it isn’t all sold? It is put into the garbage.

What happens when you don’t finish your dinner when out dining? It is put in the garbage along with whatever is on the plate.

The discussion continues. All this garbage can’t go in a landfill. Why? I’m not sure. OK, let’s organize a business to dispose of this and charge the government.

Great, where can this be done? We need industrial land and good roads as there will be heavy truck traffic, noise and garbage is smelly. After looking around they discovered this kind of land is too expensive and they would have to get rid of the stuff too.

How about farm land? Lots of it around as it is hard to grow produce to compete with imports. There would virtually no cost for the land. We could spread the stuff around in the fields. We could also get wood waste and grind it up and mix it with the garbage.

One person asks: What about the noise, truck traffic, noise from the grinders and it will smell like garbage. All the farm land in the Victoria area is close to where people live. Won’t they complain?

What about this so called compost? Will it be stored outside to rot down? If it is spread on fields who knows if it is safe and will it damage the land or maybe not be suitable to grow food on it?

Lots more questions, but hey, there will be good money in it, better than farming. Maybe we should start using all farm land for recycling, not only garbage but other things, cars, electronics etc.

We don’t need heavy industrial zoned land with proper licences and controls over traffic, noise and odours.

After all lots of people support recycling, maybe they don’t care about these problems that will come up when farm land is involved.

One guy says that could never happen, they would never allow farm land to used like that.

What do you think?

D. Fulton

Central Saanich


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