District of Maple Ridge Calls for Delay of Incinerator Plan

On May 27, Maple Ridge City Council voted unanimously in favour of a motion that requests Metro Vancouver delay its plans to build a taxpayer funded waste incinerator in the lower mainland. In introducing the motion, Councillor Bob Masse said “there’s a lot of questions about the business case.”

Citing the need for further analysis of the proposed costs and business case of the project, Maple Ridge Council stated that conditions have changed since Metro Vancouver first presented the incinerator proposal a decade ago.

The unanimously approved motion states:

“That Metro Vancouver be provided with written notification that the District of Maple Ridge has concerns with the plan to build a new Waste to Energy facility/garbage incinerator; and further; That this project be delayed for a period of 2 years, during which time further analysis of the cost benefit rationalization, and business case, be proven.”

Further reading:

Maple Ridge wants Metro to delay incinerator plans (Vancouver Sun, May 30, 2014)

Maple Ridge council asks to delay waste-to-energy incinerator (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times, June 2, 2014)