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Town resident opposed to compost development

Posted on April 9, 2015 by Taber Times

Re: The proposed Bio-Can Class II Compost Facility Located Directly West of the Town of Taber.

Class II composting facilities are facilities that accept 500 to 20,000 tonnes of leaf and yard waste feedstock per year, or up to 20,000 tonnes of feedstock per year.

Acceptable feedstock for Class II facilities includes: animal bedding, brewery/winery waste, cardboard and paper products, food waste, manure, milk processing waste, paunch manure, hatchery waste, source separated organics, wastewater sludge, and vegetative matter. Additional feedstock may be received at a Class II facility, pending approval by Alberta Environment.

Definitions of above terminology:

“Paunch manure” means undigested stomach contents of ruminants.

“Hatchery waste” means broken or unhatched eggs, unhatched chicks, membranes, embryonic fluids and egg shell;

“Manure” means excreta in liquid or solid form from livestock, poultry, pets, animals in zoological facilities, and aquaculture;

“Wastewater sludge” means the accumulated wet or dry solids that are separated from wastewater during treatment, including the precipitate resulting from the chemical or biological treatment of wastewater;

As a resident of the Town of Taber, I am opposed to this development west of the town.

This proposed Bio-Can Compost facility needs to be moved north of Taber on Secondary 864.

BRYAN AVISON

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