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October 27, 2017 4:28 pm

Talking Trash at the Regional District

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 5:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The Regional District of Fraser Fort George has  produced its annual report on operations at the Foothills Landfill and  you may be  surprised at just how much  material  heads to that facility.

Ove the past year,   just over 98 thousand tonnes of materials  made it across the scales at the landfill.

Of that amount  nearly,  73 thousand  tonnes  of solid waste  was buried at the landfill,  nearly 34 thousand tonnes  from residential  users.  Just over 26  thousand tonnes  were diverted  to  recycling streams or compost.

The report,  which is to be submitted to the  Ministry of the Environment,   says  the  Foothills Landfill   has at least 10 more years of use of Cell 1   for  waste  disposal.


I believe trash is also brought into this landfill from outlying areas such as Mackenzie. Any reports on this landfill seem to omit information like that for some reason. Would be interesting to know the difference in percentage of trash from outlying areas and PG.

    Mackenzie has its own landfill…

The report doesn’t break down how much is coming from other areas only the weight that crossed the scales and the source such as residential commercial industrial…

    That is what I was trying to get at. Everytime a report is released on the landfill people will get the idea its all from PG for lack of detail. Trash is brought in from a huge area but the regional district seems quiet on that aspect for some reason.

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