Province’s recyling plan sparks furor here

The Alberni Clayoquot Regional District board may be secondguessing its signature on the Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) contract.

“There have been enough concerns expressed by residents and ACRD directors, as well as concerns about MMBC expressed in correspondence from many other local governments, that (the) Board has asked staff to look at the contract’s terms and bring it back so we can consider all options moving forward,” Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne told the Westerly News.

Osborne sits on the ACRD’s board as Tofino’s political representative and she said when the board made the decision to sign onto the MMBC program earlier this year, “There was just no way we could have forecast all of the issues there would be with implementation.”

She clarified that staff has not been specifically directed to explore getting out of the contract but said this is one option that could be presented after further review.

“We did not task them with saying ‘we want to break the contract, look into it,’ we just asked them to look into the terms and condtions of the contract with a mind of knowing what are the terms to break it or to end it,” she said.

The new recycling guidelines MMBC brought on May 19 have sparked anger from community members who are having difficulty understanding why items that used to be picked up from their curb are now being left in their recycling bins.

SonBird Refuse and Recycling, the regional district’s recycling contractor, hosted two Town Hall meetings-one in Tofino and one in Ucluelet-last week to bring

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