The Kitimat-Stikine regional district’s $17.5 million project to change the way garbage is to be handled in Terrace, Thornhill and in the surrounding rural areas, was put on display Sept. 16 during a tour of local elected officials and others.
Following several years of work preceded by years of planning, those on the tour were given a glimpse of how things should work beginning Nov. 1.
The plan is to divert as much waste as possible into various recycling streams, process organic material for compost and then dispose of anything left over.
Key to the plan has been the construction of a large landfill facility at Forceman Ridge, located approximately 35 kilometres south of Terrace off of Hwy37 South and close to Onion Lake.
It is to handle all waste after recyclables have been taken out, work that will go on at a transfer station located immediately adjacent to the current Thornhill landfill.