Closure date moved closer for Cache Creek landfill

By James Peters
January 25, 2016 - 11:02am Updated: January 25, 2016 - 12:10pm

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — The closure date for the Cache Creek landfill has been moved a little closer.

Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta says Metro Vancouver now says it will stop sending its waste to the landfill in June, rather than December of this year.

That will mean shutdown procedures will commence some time in July.

Ranta says that means it's even more important the government approve 'Plan B' for the landfill.

"What we've been working towards is getting the operational certificate to the landfill extension in place, which is not yet there but we hope that it is close to being there, and that provides an alternative disposal site for waste," said Ranta. 

Ranta adds once that extension is approved, the landfill would be able to sell nearby constituencies on using Cache Creek for their waste disposal needs.

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