Barriere Landfill closes permanently Jan. 28

Ten Eco-Depots in the North Thompson Valley will be open for business Jan. 29

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) reminds residents in the North Thompson area that new TNRD Eco-depots will be opening in Clearwater and Louis Creek on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Landfills in Barriere and Clearwater will be permanently closed as of Monday, Jan. 28.

Ten Eco-Depots, including those in Clearwater and Louis Creek are opening, or being upgraded, in 2013 as important components of a recycling program that will see more waste diverted from the landfill as recycling continues to increase.

Residents and businesses in the North Thompson area were sent Eco-Depot updates by mail. The brochure provides details on the official opening dates of new TNRD Eco-Depots in Clearwater and Louis Creek, as well as the new weight-based user fee strategy. The weight-based strategy will be based on a $60 per tonne disposal fee for garbage with the minimum being set at $1.00.

TNRD Director of Environmental Services, Peter Hughes, says residents who continue recycling will benefit financially when the weight-based “pay-as-you-throw” garbage disposal is introduced at Eco-Depots this year. Residents will be able to continue recycling select materials as much as they want at no cost.

Additional copies of the North Thompson Eco-Depot brochure are available at the District of Barriere, District of Clearwater, and TNRD Offices. They are also available online at www.tnrd.ca or by calling 1-877-377-8673.