Members of Summerland council and municipal staff were present on Oct. 22 to officially open the expanded Summerland landfill facility. From left are manager of environmental services Candace Pilling, Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Marty Van Alphen, acting mayor Doug Holmes, Coun. Richard Barkwill and Coun. Erin Trainer. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Members of Summerland council and municipal staff were present on Oct. 22 to officially open the expanded Summerland landfill facility. From left are manager of environmental services Candace Pilling, Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Marty Van Alphen, acting mayor Doug Holmes, Coun. Richard Barkwill and Coun. Erin Trainer. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Changes made to entrance of Summerland landfill

Upgrades came at cost of $500,000

Upgrade work has been completed at the entrance to the Summerland landfill.

On Oct. 22, members of municipal council gathered for a ribbon cutting to open the upgraded and improved landfill.

Candace Pilling, manager of environmental services for Summerland, said the upgrades came at a cost of $500,000 and the work was completed on budget.

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The work included installing a second scale, a new scale house, high-speed internet, an updated entrance, improvements to the recycling area including a separate entrance lane and the addition of high-voltage wildlife fencing around the perimeter of the site.

In 2019, Summerland council directed municipal staff to proceed with designing changes to the entrance of the landfill that would allow for the addition of a second scale and help the municipality bring the landfill into compliance.

This spring the municipality entered into a shared services agreement for the supply of the new scale and scale house with Cantex Okanagan Ltd. and contracted Grizzly Excavating Ltd. to complete the works.

“The changes will benefit Summerland residents greatly. The landfill entrance is now more user friendly and customers will experience considerably reduced wait times.” Piling said.

“Customers with both recycling and other waste materials should proceed to the recycling area prior to disposing their other materials in the landfill.”

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