Richmond’s compost waste stinking up Delta

Posted November 15, 2017 by webadmin

Richmond News

Richmond’s mayor is downplaying the impact Richmond may be having on increased odour complaints in Ladner.

Since March, the City of Richmond has been diverting its multi-family home organic waste from Harvest Power in east Richmond to Delta-based Enviro-Smart Organics.

And since about that time, Delta residents have increasingly become disturbed by foul composting odours, much like their Richmond neighbours.

Mayor Malcolm Brodie said he’s been told by Metro Vancouver and city officials alike that Richmond’s multi-family waste is “clean,” meaning it has limited contamination and much of the meat scraps are mixed with yard waste for aeration to mitigate odours. …

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