Cache Creek prepares for landfill closure

By Jill Sperling
October 28, 2016 - 3:55pm Updated: October 28, 2016 - 5:32pm

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — As the community of Cache Creek prepares to lose its landfill, other arrangements are being made for waste disposal. 

The landfill, operated by Wastech Services, closes on December 31st, but Cache Creek and Ashcroft residents will be able to drop off most types of solid waste and recyclables at the Residential Drop-Off, which will be taken over by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. 

Cache Creek mayor and TNRD Chair John Ranta says disposal fees will be charged as of January 1st. 

"The regional district by-law specify an $80/ton disposal rate," Ranta said. "I think that translates to something like $10 for a pick-up truck load or a dollar a bag if you take a bag of waste to the RDO."

Ranta says a landfill extension is still in the works and he's expecting an operational certificate to be issued in the near future.

"We're optimistic that next year, some time in 2017, we will have the new double composite liner installed at the Cache Creek Landfill extension and that will make the facility available for ... residual waste disposal from anywhere in the province."

The Cache Creek Landfill stopped accepting solid waste from Metro Vancouver in July. 

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