Metro Vancouver Seeks New Backup LandfillMetro Vancouver Seeks New Backup Landfill
February 16, 2016
Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times
Metro Vancouver is looking for a new landfill to accept the region's excess garbage that's not either burned at its Burnaby incinerator or dumped at the Vancouver Landfill in Delta.
The regional district's contract to use the Cache Creek landfill expires at the end of this year, so Metro will call for bids for a replacement to take 50,000 to 200,000 tonnes of garbage per year for seven years.
"The original hope was that we would have our new waste-to-energy facility up and running but that hasn't happened for many reasons," Metro zero waste committee chair Malcolm Brodie said.
"So now we need contingency landfills either until the waste volumes are significantly reduced or until waste-to-energy gets up and running."