Pilot projects provide hands on experience, demonstrate proof of concept, determine what collection and processing options are currently available and help explore end markets.
Pilot projects have been available in Manitoba since 2013 and will likely continue until 2019. The reports below summarize the key learnings from these pilot projects:
Phase IV: 2018 – present – this phase is currently underway. It is aimed at increasing the number of collection site and minimizing contamination.
Phase III: 2016 – 2017 – with support from 16 collection sites, we focused on generating truck load volumes, exploring efficiencies and involving a wider array of users and collection sites. Over 61,000 tonnes was collected over two years.
Phase II: 2015 – expanding on lessons learned in Phase I, this phase tested out blitz style collections. Working with seven collection sites, 11,000 tonnes of material was collected.
Phase II: 2013 – a micro pilot for the collection of bale and silage wrap, grain bags and twine took place in Pierson, Neepawa and Portage la Prairie and brought in 4,000 tonnes of material.