Clinton Eco-Depot moves to weight-based system
May 30, 2013 - 3:19 PM
As part of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s ongoing efforts to work towards more environmentally sound ways of solid-waste management, the TNRD is installing weigh scales at the Clinton Transfer Station and reopening it as the Clinton Eco-Depot on June 7.
Eco-Depots are 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 large bins destined for the landfill.
Eco-Depots employ a weight-based strategy to accurately record waste and recycling, which will help area residents and businesses save money. This replaces a volume-based system that was previously used at TNRD landfills and transfer stations. Users will be charged a $60-per-tonne disposal fee waste with a minimum charge set at $1.
Tipping fees at the Clinton Eco-Depot, located at 5 Boyd Pit Road, can now be paid using debit or credit cards as well as TNRD Eco-Cards. Also, the Eco-Depot has new hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, year- round.
Because the Eco-Depot will have operational weigh scales, motorists should be aware that traffic flow will change with vehicles now having to move to and from scales as waste is disposed of.
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.
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