TNRD purchases buildings and scales for planned Eco-Depots

Planned Louis Creek depot to receive new building

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board approved the purchase, engineering and installation of four pre-engineered metal buildings from Metal Structure Concepts Inc. for the new Clearwater and Louis Creek Eco-Depots.

The Board also approved the purchase of 12 truck scales for the TNRD’s landfills and Eco-Depots.

“These are two major purchases for us,” said Don May, the TNRD’s Environmental Health Services manager. “These are also two big steps in completing our Eco-Depots in Clearwater and Louis Creek, and getting the ball rolling at further Eco-Depots planned for the area.

The four buildings will cost $1.5 million and two of the buildings are enclosed 100 foot by 100 foot structures with a split level design that will be used for receiving and transferring refuse.

The other two buildings are 70 foot by 70 foot structures, also with a split level design, and they will be used for receiving and transferring recyclable materials.

The upper levels of the four buildings will be for drop-off of refuse and recycling and the lower level is where the transfer trailers will be parked for loading.

Focus Corporation, a Kamloops-based engineering firm – who are managing the construction of the buildings, received nine quotations from various building suppliers and fabricators, choosing the Kelowna-based MSC Metal Structure Concepts Inc.’s bid.

The 12 truck scales – consisting of seven 80 foot by 11 foot,  and five 40 foot by 11 foot scales, appurtenances and installation – will be provided by Mettler-Toledo (Canada) Inc. and cost $417,226.

The 12 scales will be placed at the Heffley Creek and Lower Nicola landfills, and at future Eco-Depots at Clearwater, Louis Creek, South Thompson, Clinton, Logan Lake, Lytton, Savona and 70 Mile House.

The TNRD received quotations from three suppliers and chose Mettler-Toledo (Canada) Inc.