News from Kamloops

July 30, 2015

Resource Recovery Centre Public Information Meeting

Kamloops, B.C. – The City of Kamloops is proposing to purchase the Owl Road Landfill and establish a resource recovery centre (RRC) and a Public Works and Utilities satellite yard.

The cost to purchase the site, reduce the size of the existing landfill operations, and begin an RRC is estimated at $10 million. Administration proposes that the purchase be funded through debt and the debt be serviced through landfill tipping fees. There would be no impact on taxes, solid waste rates, or landfill tipping fees.

The benefits of purchasing the Owl Road Landfill and establishing a RRC are:

  • Reducing the size of the existing Owl Road operational landfill by approximately 40%;
  • Increasing the lifespan of the Mission Flats landfill by approximately ten years by processing reusable material (wood, concrete, asphalt singles, etc.) at the new RRC;
  • Increasing City-wide landfill diversion to approximately 50% by 2018; and
  • Providing more efficient services with a satellite yard for Public Works and Utilities and Parks operations.

Residents are invited to a public information meeting regarding the resource recovery centre:

Thursday, August 13, 2015
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Valleyview Arena, 353 Highland Road

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Media Contact:
Jen Fretz, Director of Public Works and Utilities
City of Kamloops
250-828-3697
jfretz@kamloops.ca