Heffley Creek dump to get a new truck scale from TNRD

 | April 11, 2011

The Heffley Creek landfill is one of the recipients of a new double truck scale from the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD).

Heffley Creek landfill will soon have double truck scales similar to this.

Don May, TNRD’s environmental health services manager, said they’re hoping to have the truck scale installed at the Heffley Creek landfill by late fall of this year.

Easier access for Sun Peaks users will also be available soon as TNRD will be building an new access road from Heffley Louis Creek Road to the landfill.

“We’re putting a new access into the Heffley Creek landfill off the (Heffley Louis Creek Road). The major focus this year is to get that new access road done, so the new scale (can) work with the new access road.” May said the new road will connect with the southeast corner of the Heffley Creek landfill.

The installation of the truck scale allows the TNRD to track the types of materials entering and leaving the site. It also means they can switch from charging fees based on volume to charging based on weight. The fee is $60 per tonne of waste.

There will be double scales installed at both the Heffley Creek landfill and the Lower Nicola landfill. The TNRD recently purchased 12 truck scales worth over $400,000 to be placed at several landfills and future eco-depots in the region. The other truck scales will be installed at Clearwater, Louis Creek, South Thompson, Clinton, Logan Lake, Lytton, Savona and 70 Mile House. The equipment was purchased from Mettler-Toledo (Canada) Inc.

In addition, the TNRD also purchased four pre-built metal buildings for the new Clearwater and Louis Creek Eco-depots costing $1.5 million.

For more information contact Don May at 250-377-8673.