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Costs associated with landfill waste diversion plan concern Windsor-area politicians


June 2, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

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A consultant’s report which lists ways to keep organic waste materials from entering landfills in the Windsor, Ont. area has been presented to the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority Board. The board, however, is seeking an independent review about how the province’s mandate for reducing organic waste in landfills can be accomplished.

The review is to be completed within 90 days and aims to study the recommendations from a financial, technical and scientific perspective.

The major concern among the region’s member municipalities is the cost. The report recommends anaerobic digestion as the preferred means of dealing with organic waste, noting the strategy will generate biogas that can be processed into renewable natural gas (RNG). The RNG could be sold to defray the costs of an anaerobic digestion plant.

Local politicians want more information about costs before committing on a plan.

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To read more about the story from the Windsor Star, click here and here.