Tell MMBC no thanks

Coast Reporter
April 28, 2014 11:21 AM

The following letter was sent to all municipal governments on the Sunshine Coast and copied to Coast Reporter.

Dear elected officials:

The more that is learned about Multi-Materials BC (MMBC), the more confused things become. It is not too late to tell MMBC ‘no thanks’ and continue with what we have, while our community waits for this plan to be framed up properly. It is nowhere near ready for launch, way too many unknowns.  It is not clear if some of the printed paper packing materials collected would be burned in Burnaby’s garbage incinerator, or in an incinerator which may be coming to our community. 

Remember, the provincial government mandated that we have a solid waste management plan, that it be updated every five years. This was complied at a huge cost over the years. We have a good solid waste plan and recycling program.  Now the province says, “We’re scrapping your solid waste plan, now you will feed your recyclables through a single stream collection program (MMBC) and pay the cost that MMBC will impose.”

Consider this, the province is granting MMBC exclusive control over recycling.   Whatever price is quoted today to the Sunshine Coast Regional District by MMBC, what do you think we will have to pay on renewal of contract when MMBC is the only game in town and we have no options?

Have you considered the economic repercussions to the Sunshine Coast and job loss in this MMBC picture?

Vel Anderson, Gibsons

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