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Armstrong / Spallumcheen Recycling and Disposal Facility Not Closing Yet

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Regional District of North Okanagan wishes to clarify that the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Recycling and Disposal Facility (ASRDF) is not closing any time soon.

As stated in the draft Solid Waste Management Plan update released in March 2018, at current disposal rates landfill capacity at the ASRDF is expected to be fully utilized by 2027… nine years down the road. The life of the landfill can be extended by increasing waste diversion, and a planned, phased closure of the North section in 2019 will help mitigate environmental issues.

The landfill will close once capacity is fully utilized. It is anticipated that a self-hauler transfer station will be constructed to serve residents in the Armstrong, Enderby, Spallumcheen and Electoral Area F with large commercial loads going directly to the Greater Vernon Recycling and Disposal Facility. Options for waste transfer will be studied prior to closure to determine the best overall option.

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