Cache Creek Landfill Extension

Since the early 1980s, Belkorp has pioneered a number of innovative recycling and resource recovery businesses. BESI sees continued safe, monitored and responsible landfilling in the dryest area of B.C. as a viable bridge to zero waste, and an economic opportunity for the interior.

About This Project

The Cache Creek Landfill Extension received approvals from the BC Ministry of Environment and the Thompson‐Nicola Regional District (TNRD) to provide safe disposal of municipal solid waste that cannot be recycled or composted.

The Village of Cache Creek will share the operating permit of the new landfill with Belkorp Environmental Services Inc. (BESI). The CCLF Extension has the support of the neighbouring Village of Ashcroft, the Ashcroft Indian Band and the Bonaparte Indian Band.

The facility secures the industry in the region, and provides new economic development opportunities for local communities and Indian Bands. The CCLF Extension is different from the current Cache Creek Landfill (operated by Wastech Services, a subsidiary of BESI) on a number of fronts, as it is not limited to servicing only one customer.

“The Extension will be a viable option for municipalities in the southwest and interior areas of the province, and on Vancouver Island,” says John Ranta, mayor of Cache Creek. “Some of these municipalities have had to export waste to the US due to a lack of waste management capacity in their area. They can now opt to keep that economic activity, and associated employment, in BC.”

Design and technical features unique to the CCLF Extension set the facility apart from other waste management options. According to Russ Black, vice president of Corporate Development for BESI, a significant benefit of the facility will be its affordability and flexibility, which means it won’t compete with efforts to minimize waste and increase diversion.

“The Extension will be developed in stages, and this flexibility will keep costs lower than other disposal options for municipalities. This means municipal budgets can be directed to focusing on increasing recycling and composting,” says Black. “From a life cycle perspective, a facility like the CCLF Extension is the most sensible disposal option in terms of cost, climate protection and progress toward zero waste.”

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