The Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is progressively closing the Barriere Landfill. Beginning on December 1, 2012, household garbage, recycling and small amounts of demolition will be collected in bins and transported to the Heffley Creek Landfill. As of this date, no waste will be buried at the Barriere Landfill.
In the interim, free services and tipping fees will continue at this location in the interim, including tipping fees for bagged household waste and free disposal of yard waste, glass, batteries, used oil, tires and scrap metal.
For large loads of commercial waste, including demolition and construction waste, please contact the TNRD in advance as space is limited. The Barriere Landfill will close completely upon the opening of the Louis Creek Eco-Depot.
The Eco-Depot will offer an improved way for residents to manage their solid waste and recycling. This ‘one stop drop’ will allow users to separate a wide range of recyclable and reusable materials from the waste stream, and pay only for what remains as garbage. Additionally, loads of material will be tracked and charged based on weight determined by onsite scales. Residents can expect this new facility to open for business in the early spring of 2013.
Once this service transitions to the Eco-Depot, TNRD staff will close the Barriere Landfill site entirely and begin the task of reclaiming the area. Ongoing supervision and maintenance of the closed landfill will be performed for a minimum post closure period of 25 years by the TNRD.