Mar 4, 2013 / 12:28 pm
The North Okanagan Regional District is weighing its options after fire destroyed the material recovery facility at the Vernon Landfill Friday night.
Officials with the Solid Waste and Recycling division say it will be a couple of days before short term plans are developed and put in place.
The regional district has received a number of proposals for short-term solutions which the department is looking at.
In the meantime, residents can still bring recycling to the Vernon Landfill. Those items will be inventoried until decisions are made as to how best to process them.
Residents in the area are also encouraged to utilize the recycling facilities at both the Armstrong/Spallumcheen landfills or at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot at 4205 24 Avenue.
As for long term plans to replace the recycling facility at the landfill, officials will identify various alternative methods of delivering the service and present those to the RDNO Board.
The board will ultimately make the final decision.
Friday night's fire destroyed three buildings, however, the north building which housed a number of pieces of equipment was saved.
Cause of the fire is still unknown.
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