Powell River Regional District: Organic Processing Facility Feasibility Analysis (2012)

In this project, we evaluated options for the management of organic materials produced in the Powell River region. Our project team studied the financial and operational evaluation of two different options for the future management of organics and compared them to the existing waste management system. The two scenarios evaluated were:
  1. The Regional District implements a Source Separated Organics Program (SSO) to divert approximately 35% - 45% of the existing MSW waste stream (participation rates will increase over time) to an existing local (and suitably licensed) organic composting facility.
  2. The Regional District build and operate (or sub-contract the operation of) their own facility. For the purposes of this report a publicly funded design, build, own and operate facility has been assumed.