Project Greensense, a community initiative to help local businesses reduce consumption and save money, recently performed a garbage audit at the Campbell Mountain Landfill.
The audit involved the partial dissemination of three commercial container loads of garbage, amounting to 600 kilograms of waste. The participants discovered that out of the waste pile, three to six per cent of the garbage was made up of disposable paper cups, 30 per cent was of other recyclable material, and 30 per cent was organic waste.
There is currently no recycling program available through the regional district for commercial and industrial waste.
The study, headed by Environmental Ambassador / Auditor Deyne Borgia-Ellis, discovered that there was a high degree of interest amongst the 66 commercial solid waste audits done for a curbside dumpster option for recycling.