The Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee (PMAC) has created a sub-committee to help design the Pender Harbour Resource Recovery Park. They are looking for residents and stakeholders to become part of the Technical Design Team (TDT).
The PMAC agreed to closing the PH landfill with the stipulation that the transfer station adhere to Zero Waste goals and a Resource Recovery Park be created at PH. They are asking for volunteers from various members of the coast including business and the general public. There are limits set on how many people may particpate and interested parties have to submit an application.
The TDT’s objective will be to reach agreement on the contents of a conceptual plan for Pender Harbour resource recovery services. The TDT will make recommendations to the Infrastructure Services Committee and should consider/include:
- Space requirements and determining the suitability of the Pender Harbour Landfill or other viable locations for resource recovery services;
- Material streams to be targeted for resource recovery and how they would be collected and processed/marketed;
- Site design and layout considerations/requirements;
- Operating and transportation considerations/requirements;
- Opportunities to support local economic development
- A preliminary implementation strategy that includes prioritization or phasing of services over time
- Education and social marketing approaches to support resource recovery programs
- Estimated costs and proposed funding mechanisms
They are seeking members from the following groups:
- Elected Official or Alternate (Area A) – 1
- PMAC – 1
- Solid Waste Management Plan Update Working Group - 2
- Regional District staff (engineering or planning departments, or equivalent) – 2
- Garbage and Recycling In Pender Society – 2
- Pender Harbour/Egmont Advisory Planning Commission – 1
- Pender Harbour Chamber of Commerce – 1
- Environment Community (Pender Harbour area) – 1
- Business Community – 2
- General public – 3
In order to involve more members of the public, the organization SuCESS has organized a two-day workshop inviting all interested parties to participate. They are bringing internationally recognized Zero Waste expert Richard Anthony to consult with workshop participants on May 29 and 30.