TNRD Ready for Cache Creek Landfill Closure - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Light Snow

TNRD Ready for Cache Creek Landfill Closure

Cache Creek Landfill
Image Credit: Wastech
October 28, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Cache Creek Landfill, which is operated by Wastech Services, is closing at the end of 2016. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is preparing for this closure by taking over operation of the existing Residential Drop-Off (RDO) location, ensuring area residents continue to have a facility for solid waste disposal.

The RDO will continue to offer the same services as before, but will begin charging disposal fees starting January 1st, 2017.

The Cache Creek Landfill ceased receiving solid waste from Metro Vancouver in July of this year. Local garbage from Cache Creek and Ashcroft as well as western TNRD transfer stations will continue to be received at the landfill until the end of the year at which time the landfill will cease receiving any garbage.

Residents and businesses can drop off most types of solid waste and recyclables at the RDO and winter hours of operation will remain the same — Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The list of all materials currently accepted at the RDO will remain unchanged.

As of Jan. 1, disposal fees will be charged in keeping with TNRD Bylaw No. 2465 and the TNRD’s Regional Solid Waste Management Plan’s philosophy of user pay. The same disposal fees have been charged at all other TNRD landfills and transfer stations for the past 10 years. Because there will be no scales at the RDO, the TNRD will charge by volume. For instance, household garbage will be charged at $1/bag or $10 per pickup truck load.

More information about the transition will be provided in the coming months, including information about payment methods and disposal fees. Click here for more information about Solid Waste Management and Recycling in the TNRD.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile