Thompson-Nicola Regional District
As part of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s ongoing efforts to work towards more eco-friendly ways of solid-waste management, the TNRD is progressively closing the Barriere and Clearwater landfills.
In 2013, Barriere and Clearwater residents will be able to take their waste to two new eco-depots – the Louis Creek Eco-Depot for residents in Barriere, and the Clearwater Eco-Depot for residents in Clearwater. Until those facilities are open, residents in both Barriere and Clearwater will still be able to take their household garbage, recycling and small amounts of demolition to their respective landfills. This will then be collected in bins and transported to the Heffley Creek Landfill. Also, previously accepted materials such as yard waste, scrap metal, tires, batteries and waste oil will continue to be accepted at both landfills. Haulers looking to dispose of large loads of commercial waste should contact the TNRD in advance as space is limited.
The eco-depots will be an improved way for residents to manage their solid waste. A one-stop drop for all waste and recyclable materials, the facility will allow residents to separate recyclables and reusable materials from the waste stream before disposing of the residual in a fully enclosed disposal building.
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 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 about this transition, go to tnrd.ca.