Will involve additional cost, minister says
In considering how to deal with organic waste in the province, the provincial government announced a consultant’s study in June 2013.
The study was to be competed by Dillon Consulting and look at “viable options,” under a $160,000 contract paid for by the province.
The scheduled completion date was December 2013 and a report was filed on schedule, according to Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Kent.
Kent told The Telegram early this afternoon a draft report was submitted to the government, but after consultation with the Multi-Material Stewardship Board (MMSB) and leaders in implementation of the province’s waste management strategy, the government has gone back to the consultant and asked for more information.
“It was decided that, along with the content of the report, there were some other scenarios that needed to be considered in the analysis,” Kent said.
“We suspect to receive a revised draft report by the end of March.”
There will be additional cost because of the added work, but Kent could not provide an estimate on a final number.
Once the final report is in hand, he said the plan is to develop a provincial composting plan.
The update on the composting study was requested for a story about a potential new composting pilot project on the island.
Look for more on that in tomorrow’s print and digital editions, and at thetelegram.com.
(This is an updated version)