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Organic waste focus of Chamber luncheon

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The corridor’s food and construction waste now has a new place to go other than the local landfill.

Carney’s Waste Systems has just opened a new organic recycling centre.

Owen Carney, who led the charge towards corridor composting, will talk about Carney’s composting initiative at the next Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Whistler.

The facility was put to the test at the beginning of February with its first load of organic waste.

Since then roughly 40 tons of waste has gone through the composting facility each day.

Carney’s can now accept clean, segregated wood waste and dimensional lumber from the regional construction industry.

For the time being Carney’s will be importing organic food waste from the Greater Vancouver Regional District, until municipalities in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District can set up support systems to bring their food waste to Squamish.

Owen Carney will explain how local businesses can take part in the organic recycling program on Wednesday, Feb. 18 during the luncheon at the Trattoria.

Mayor Hugh O’Reilly will offer some opening remarks to kick off the presentation.

The lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. To get the early registration price of $22, reserve a ticket by Sunday, Feb. 15. After that date tickets are $25. Log on to www.whistlerchamber.com or call 604.932-5922 ext. 12.

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