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Metro Vancouver’s Composting Plant Faces Backlash Due to Foul Air

Metro Vancouver’s Composting Plant Faces Backlash Due to Foul Air

Richmond city officials want more stringent air-quality regulations to control the stink from the region’s composting plant, suggesting the methods of odour management being used are “out of date” with best practices.

Harvest Power, which has held a composting facility licence since 1997 and collects most of Metro Vancouver’s kitchen scraps, has been the focus of more than 270 odour complaints in the past 2 1/2 years, according to Metro Vancouver.

A Richmond staff report suggests that while Harvest Power is “of critical importance to meeting the city’s zero waste goals,” the city is worried about its ability to manage odours.

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