September 16, 2014 - Coquitlam – Expanded free recycling drop off area at the Coquitlam Transfer Station offers visitors more options to further reduce waste. >> more
March 28, 2012 - Wastech Significantly Reduces Emissions on the Road to Cache Creek Landfill, Converts Truck Fleet to Cleaner Burning Natural Gas --Wastech Services Ltd., the co-owner and operator of the Cache Creek Landfill (CCLF), announced today that it is switching its truck fleet from diesel to natural gas for the transportation of municipal solid waste from the Lower Mainland to the Cache Creek Landfill and woodchips back to the coast. The switch to natural gas will reduce transportation GHG emissions by 25%.
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February 14, 2012 - Revised Operational Certificate for Cache Creek Landifll Could Open Door for Recovery of Energy from Landfill Gas --Wastech Services Ltd., the co-owner and operator of the Cache Creek Landfill (CCLF) together with the Village of Cache Creek, announced today that the BC Ministry of Environment (MoE) is proposing an amendment to the CCLF operational certificate that mandates, among other things, that the CCLF begin recovering energy from landfill gas by June 2013.
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December 15, 2011 - LNG Engine Fuel Consumption Tests --Wastech Services Ltd., the operator of the Cache Creek Landfill, is moving forward with the implementation of its plan to use lower emissions liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the transportation of woodchips and waste between Cache Creek and the Lower Mainland. This change in fuel will result in an immediate reduction in transportation-related GHG emissions, and it will showcase the LNG engine technology of Westport Innovations, a BC company.
June 6, 2011 - Cache Creek Landifll on Track to Meet or Exceed New Provincial Landfill Gas Collection Guidelines --The Village of Cache Creek, co-holder of the operations permit, together with Wastech Services Ltd., operator of the Cache Creek Landfill, announced today that the landfill is on track to meet or exceed new provincial regulations that require BC operators to capture 75% of the landfill gas by 2016.
>> news release and fact sheet (145 KB PDF)
Jan. 6, 2010 - Cache Creek Landifll Extension Project Approved --The BC Ministry of Environment granted Belkorp Environmental Services Inc. (Wastech's parent company) and the Village of Cache Creek an environmental certificate for a 46-hectare extension to the existing landfill. The Extension provides a flexible bridge to zero waste that can accommodate an additional 12.6 million tonnes of disposal capacity (between 17-25 years).
>> news release issued by the BC Ministry of Environment
Aug. 31, 2009 - BC Ministry of Environment Approves Seven-Hectare Annex to the Cache Creek Landfill -- Annex will add two years of capacity to existing landfill and critical additional time for Metro Vancouver to evaluate solid waste management options.
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May 7, 2009 - New fuel source to significantly reduce GHG emission on road to Cache Creek Landfill -- In cooperation with Belkorp Environmental Services Inc., Westport Innovations and Terasen, Wastech has completed a pilot confirming the viability of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel to diesel for trucks that transport waste between Vancouver and Cache Creek.
>> media package PDF
Sept. 6, 2006 - ISO 14001 (Environmental) Certification -- Wastech achieves ISO 14001 certification, and the company is looking to apply the OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety) standards to its operation.
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