July 04, 2013 - 1:09 PM
PRITCHARD - In November the Chase Landfill reached capacity and by the end of the month a new eco-depot will open at the Pritchard Transfer Station in an effort to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.
Area residents were supportive of the South Thompson Eco-Depot at a public meeting last year that outlined the concept and design of the depot, which will help the Thompson-Nicola Regional District reduce its environmental footprint through better solid waste management.
The facility will allow users to drop waste and recyclable materials in one stop through separate bins used to sort recyclables and reusable materials from waste.
A weight based user system will replace the previous volume based system previously used but will not change tipping fees. Recycling remains free.
The new eco-depot opens July 30 at 1599 Martin Prairie Road in Pritchard.
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