Waste Transfer Station Underway in Thornhill, B.C.Waste Transfer Station Underway in Thornhill, B.C.
November 19, 2015
The new way waste is to be handled in the region continues to take shape with the start of work to convert the Kitimat-Stikine regional district’s Thornhill dump into a transfer station.
When finished, the transfer station will be used to sort waste from recycling and from there it will be sent elsewhere, with garbage being trucked to the new Forceman Ridge landfill which itself is under construction off of Hwy37 South on the way to Kitimat.
Because of the work going on at the Thornhill dump, the regional district is banning, at least for now, a list of items.
The items are scrap metal, tires, large appliances (although fridges and freezers will still be accepted) and lead acid (vehicle) batteries, says Margaret Kujat, the regional district’s environmental services coordinator.