The Metro Vancouver regional district has ended its plan to incinerate garbage, saying future garbage flow is uncertain because people are recycling more and more.
Sharon Gaetz, the chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District, says she’s pleased, but is a bit concerned as to why the plans have ended.
“I do think the message is somewhat spun. I mean congratulations we are really proud of the work that Metro has been able to do in reusing and recycling. I am sure that your listeners aren’t naive enough to forget (bylaw) 280 and flow control issues. The Ministry of Environment didn’t agree with Metro about their approach to garbage.”
Gaetz also criticizes Metro’s plan to sink millions into an existing incinerator in Burnaby to improve emissions, saying it proves incinerators pollute the air.