Westside Landfill Closure

The Westside Landfill located off Asquith Road in West Kelowna is closed and stopped receiving waste materials in mid-2010, earlier than anticipated before reaching its full design capacity, in part in response to existing and developing nearby residential neighbourhoods.

The Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre is located at the site and has both a recycling and transfer station for residential waste disposal.  This facility is not affected by the proposed Final Closure Plan and will continue operating as it currently is, for the foreseeable future.

Landfill Closure Plan Information

The proposed 2015 Final Closure Plan provides an update to the landfill closure plan prepared in 2011 and consolidates various proposed changes into a single, updated closure plan.  The background of the closure planning process is provided in the document.

This plan has been submitted to the BC Ministry of Environment for review and approval prior to proceeding with the closure steps outlined in the Closure Plan.  If the Closure Plan is approved by the Ministry in the spring of 2017, the Regional District plans to proceed with closure activities before the end of the 2017.  

Monitoring of the site, surface water, ground water and landfill gases will continue for approximately 25 years.  Historical monitoring results can be found in the Annual Reports below.  The Closure Plan does not include details of any end use plan for the former landfill property. 

Background Information

The Provincial Ministry of Environment required all existing landfills to submit a closure plan by December 31, 1995.  The Regional District of Central Okanagan has had a Westside Sanitary Landfill Operations and Closure Plan in place since mid-1993.  

In preparation for closing the site to active landfilling, extensive public and stakeholder consultation was done during 2008 and 2009 through public meetings and on-site and online questionnaires.

Additional Links of Interest:

  • Westside Landfill Newsletter (Click here to be added to our email distribution list)

 

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