It ain’t cheap being green

Calgary is doing well in its race to cut waste by 2020 but it’s not cheap. A report from Waste and Recycling Services submitted to council on March 17 says Calgary must spend nearly $250 million over the next 10 years to develop a residential compost collection (green cart) program and build a composting facility. Another $60 million is needed for an “anaerobic digester” to break down other wastes. It’s all part of the city’s goal to divert 80 per cent of landfill waste by 2020.