Thompson-Nicola Regional District remind North Thompson residents that new TNRD eco-depots will open in Clearwater and Louis Creek on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Landfills in Barriere and Clearwater will close permanently as of Monday, Jan. 28.
Ten eco-depots, including those in Clearwater and Louis Creek are opening, or being upgraded in 2013 as important components of a recycling program that will see more waste diverted from the landfill as recycling continues to increase.
Residents and businesses in the North Thompson area were sent eco-depot updates by mail. The brochure provides details on the official opening dates of new TNRD eco-depots in Clearwater and Louis Creek, as well as the new weight-based user fee strategy. The weight-based strategy will be based on a $60 per tonne disposal fee for garbage with the minimum being set at $1.
TNRD director of environmental services Peter Hughes says residents who continue recycling will benefit financially when the weight-based “pay-as-you-throw” garbage disposal is introduced at eco-depots this year. Residents will be able to continue recycling select materials as much as they want at no cost.
Additional copies of the North Thompson eco-depot brochure are available at the District of Barriere, District of Clearwater, and TNRD offices. They are also available online at www.tnrd.ca or by calling 1-877-377-8673.