Take a drive with garbage

Residents must now haul their garbage outside village limits, as the Chase landfill has reached its capacity.

  • Nov. 2, 2012 6:00 p.m.

Residents must now haul their garbage outside village limits, as the Chase landfill has reached its capacity.

As of Nov. 30, the Chase landfill will be permanently shutting its doors to locals but, in doing so, the goal is to transition to a more eco-friendly option.

The closure means that residents will now need to travel just over 18 kilometres to Pritchard where, until 2013, a transfer station will be set up.

In the new year, however, a new waste management site will be available, which will offer multiple features that are expected to make the disposal process easier for users.

The new facility will allow users to separate their solid waste from recyclable and reusable items before disposing them in a fully enclosed disposal building.

Chase residents can also recycle their items at the Chase bottle depot as well as the drop-off facility in the Art Holding Arena.

Once the Chase landfill has shut down, the Thompson Nicola Regional District will begin the reclaiming process and will continue to monitor the site over the next 25 years as needed.

The transition from landfills to Eco-Depots in the TNRD is one of the key elements of the TNRD’s Solid Waste Management Plan that was adopted back in 2008 and will help with the plan’s stated goal of reducing waste in the region by 30 per cent by 2013.

For more information, residents are encouraged to contact Peter Hughes, director of environmental services, at 250-377-8673 or by emailing phughes@tnrd.ca.


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