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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Update on Odour Issues in Cobble Hill

Update on Odour Issues in Cobble Hill

Update November 25, 2019:

Composting

Fisher Road Recycling (FRR) is aware that some of the recent odour issues in Cobble Hill were reported to originate from FRRs composting operation. As part of its ongoing commitment to control odours and improve operations, FRR will install an air curtain for their main facility door. The delivery time for the air curtain is expected to be up to six weeks. In addition, and as part of ongoing improvements on the property, FRR will be replacing the cover of their composting building (originally constructed in 2007). These upgrades will further assist in increased odour controls going forward.

The cover replacement is expected to take 25 to 30 days. Efforts will be taken to minimize odours during this time; however, as a result of the removal of the old cover in sections, there may be temporary odours while the cover replacement work is being performed.

FRR has stated that they remain committed to addressing odours originating from their facility and thanks community members who have provided constructive feedback and taken the time to complete the odour complaint form on the CVRD website.

Upgrades to CVRD Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Cobble Hill Village Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), also known as the Hutchinson Road WWTP and the Gallier Road wastewater lift station and disposal site are currently undergoing upgrades. The upgrades will reduce odours from these two sites and are expected to be completed in January 2020.

Reporting Odours

As it very difficult to investigate odour issues after an odour event has occurred, the best way to help address odours is to report them as soon as they are noted. To report odours associated with Central Landscape Supplies, Fisher Road Recycling or the CVRD WWTPs, please use the online odour complaint form on the CVRD website.

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