What “sustainability” means to our business:
We are committed to meaningful diversion of waste, and to facilitating this through our operations. We also continue to optimize our operations and conduct our business in a way that is responsible and respectful of the communities and ecosystems impacted by our activities.
action: Every truck going to the Cache Creek Landfill comes back to the Lower Mainland with products that would move to the coast irrespective of refuse being hauled to the Interior. This not only makes business sense, it also achieves a net reduction in the amount of transportation-related emissions in the Canyon and Fraser Valley.
action: Wastech, in cooperation with Belkorp Environmental Services Inc., Terasen and Westport (all BC companies) has pilot tested the feasibility of LNG fueled trucks. This would reduce transportation-related CO2 emissions by more than 90%.
>> read news release (May 2009)
>> read project fact sheet (March 2011, issued by Belkorp Environmental Services Inc.)