July 31, 2015 - 12:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - The City of Kamloops is proposing to purchase the Owl Road Landfill and establish a resource recovery centre and a Public Works and Utilities satellite yard.
The cost to purchase the site, reduce the size of the existing landfill operations, and begin a recovery centre is estimated at $10 million. Administration proposes that the purchase be funded through debt and the debt be serviced through landfill tipping fees. There would be no impact on taxes, solid waste rates, or landfill tipping fees.
The benefits of purchasing the Owl Road Landfill and establishing a centre are:
- Reducing the size of the existing Owl Road operational landfill by approximately 40 per cent
- Increasing the lifespan of the Mission Flats landfill by approximately ten years by processing reusable material (wood, concrete, asphalt singles, etc.) at the new resource recovery centre
- Increasing city-wide landfill diversion to approximately 50 per cent by 2018
- Providing more efficient services with a satellite yard for Public Works and Utilities and Parks operations.
Residents are invited to a public information meeting regarding the resource recovery centre:
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Valleyview Arena, 353 Highland Rd.
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