Municipal staff and the Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary will work to find a suitable location for the auxiliary’s trailer on municipal property.
If a location can be found, the municipality will provide the use of this property to the auxiliary for no cost for a renewable term of five years.
The request came because the thrift shop receives donations of items which cannot be sold through the thrift shop.
At present, these items are taken to the municipal landfill for disposal, but officials with the Health-Care Auxiliary would like to transport them overseas for reuse.
Similar programs are already in place in Armstrong, Merritt and the Lower Mainland.
The Summerland Health Care Auxiliary has already identified a company willing to transport discarded items to the Lower Mainland for sorting and shipment to international users, but in order to do this would require a space to park a trailer.
In a report to council, Linda Tynan, chief administrative officer for the municipality, said the use of a trailer would reduce the amount of waste material entering the landfill and would support a well-established humanitarian community organization.