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01Dec
2014

Compost, Recycling and Putrescibles (aka C.R.A.P.): Case Studies in Waste Management

Waste is very lucrative these days. Many municipal and regional district bylaws and waste management plans are not equipped to address the complexity of large scale private recycling, composting and waste transfer operations that the high profits can drive. This has led to more and more cases with operators challenging licensing decisions, and going to court. This paper provides an overview of some of the more pressing issues in the area of waste management for local governments, including navigating the Waste Management Act, decision making under waste management bylaws, compost issues in the ALR, enforcement issues, and dealing with the odours and other nuisances endemic to C.R.A.P.

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