The chair of the Metro Vancouver board is admitting a lot of money went into the now-shelved waste-to-energy garbage incinerator proposal.
Greg Moore says the region spent about $4 million on the proposal before deciding to put it on ice.
“At the same time … we didn’t say that we are not going to proceed with waste-to-energy in the future. We said the current process we are not going to proceed with. We are going to take some time to take a look at waste flows and what a better process is moving forward.”
The regional district says an uncertain supply of garbage in the future put the whole plan in doubt.
Critics says the provincial government rejecting a bylaw mandating the region’s garbage remain in region was the real culprit.