Ten days earlier the site, located about 85 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, had begun accepting its first truckloads of garbage.
“We received our final operating approval from Alberta Environment early in October and we opened our doors officially on Oct. 19 just to accept a few test loads,” company spokeswoman Rina Blacklaws said. “We are fully ready and open for business.”
Waste Management calls it an important facility for northern and central Alberta because it provides a means for safe, regulated disposal of waste. The company says its west Edmonton landfill is rapidly nearing the end of its “airspace capacity” and Thorhild offers a long-term solution.