April 26, 2017

Calgary’s “free” composting program next “green” government boondoggle

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The City of Calgary is rolling out their new composting program that they say will eliminate 85M kilograms of waste yearly. 

The mainstream media is telling us it’s going to be free, except the facility will cost taxpayers $143M and that doesn’t include a $25M resource recovery campus.

That’s a total price tag of $168M before it’s even up and running.

The program will also run at an added estimated cost of $30.6M yearly. And on top of that, 320,000 homes will have to fork over $6.50 per month, or $78 per year for the program.

Some of the composted product will be available to residents for free, but the majority will be sold which means the government is also running a business using your garbage and your money.

City Council passed it and we as taxpayers are paying out the nose for it, which makes this a government boondoggle.

Watch as I do the rest of the math that shows taxpayers once again losing millions of dollars.

The bottom line is, the city will have to sell a lot of compost to make up for those taxpayer dollars, which isn’t very likely.

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commented 2017-04-27 14:13:18 -0400
Eventually they will have us picking undigested kernels of corn out of our turds for “proper” disposal.

CAN MONG… the type of policing the garbage you describe apparently exists in BC already as well. Recent holiday to Peachland coincidentally revealed a misplaced piece of garbage in the wrong bin resulted in a rather severe reprimand along with threats of future enforcement penalties including rather exorbitant monetary punishment. Our hosts were not amused, but are trying hard not to make any such mistakes in the future. Imagine if the ndp take BC this time around. Please don’t let that happen BC voters.

DEB G….Hope you are right. I’d rather see Nensharia collecting compost this fall and not mayor. He can gather the HALAL garbage.
commented 2017-04-27 13:53:11 -0400
Don’t be surprised if there’s a whole lot less compost than what they bargained for. The city will be mulching their boulevards and there won’t be much left for anyone else.
commented 2017-04-27 13:47:46 -0400
Nenshi has to cause as much damage as he can prior to getting the boot this fall.
commented 2017-04-27 13:47:02 -0400
Space Moose – but you had the NDP thieves for 16-years prior to the conservatives finally winning.
commented 2017-04-27 13:46:43 -0400
Drew; In this age parking between the lines is optional.
commented 2017-04-27 13:27:16 -0400
Something I learned along the way & whole heartedly agree with Peter N., nothing is ever free, there is always a catch & it always ends up with your paying more than what the “free” thing was worth in the first place.
Many Canadians still think that health care in Canada is “free”.
commented 2017-04-27 01:52:34 -0400
Space Moose Alberta cities have changed a lot, people in Edmonton cannot even park properly, they also can’t drive worth a damn anymore.
commented 2017-04-26 22:03:08 -0400
BWAHAHA! And to think that at one point I wanted to move to Calgary. All of a sudden, Manitoba doesn’t look so bad. We have a conservative government and you don’t. BWAHAHAHAHA.
commented 2017-04-26 21:27:28 -0400
HOLLY, I know for sure that people of Calgary check the REBEL daily to see if the LUGENPRESSE or city council are trying to pull a fast one , they look for your reports
commented 2017-04-26 20:12:17 -0400
Next will be the garbage police who will check your garbage to ensure it is sorted properly and fine you if it is not. No joke, but a Nova Scotian can correct me if I am wrong. An acquaintance from there said it was the case in Halifax.
commented 2017-04-26 19:56:19 -0400
Nothing any government at any level does is for free. Never!
commented 2017-04-26 19:19:50 -0400
You’re right Holly Nicholas, Alarm bells should ring….
commented 2017-04-26 19:07:35 -0400
HERE IN ONTARIO THEY STARTED A RECYCLING BOONDOGLE. BEFORE THEY STARTED THIS GREEN SCAM THE COST PER TON FOR WASTE REMOVAL WAS $8.50 A TONNE. THEY GAVE EVERYONE BLUE BOXES SO INSTEAD OF TAKING 1 OR 2 CANS TO THE CURB WE HAVE TO TAKE 3 OR 4 THE COST PER TONNE NOW IS OVER $26 A TON OUR PROPERTY TAXES WENT UP AND UP TO COVER THE COSTS. SO IF YOU VOTE FOR A SOCALIST YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU GET…………….STOP THE HALAL RACKED