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Resource recovery/waste reduction

FortisBC is committed to continual improvement of its resource recovery and waste management programs.

Chipping trash rack wood debris

In order to satisfy safety and operational requirements, wood debris that is washed into trash racks must be removed. This material was previously burned but now is chipped and used as a soil amendment, thus addressing air quality issues in the Kootenay River Valley.

Conservation Ambassador Program

The Conservation Ambassador Program is an employee-driven initiative to promote the conservation of resources throughout the company. One area of focus was waste reduction, with employees sharing tips on paper use reduction, recycling, and reusing of office supplies. A battery recycling program and a switch to recycled paper in many offices are just some examples in which FortisBC is reducing its environmental impact.