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Metro Vancouver Alternative Fuel and Recycles Recovery Project Update

By August 1, 2019 October 3rd, 2019 News

Metro Vancouver is investigating the potential to develop a facility at the Coquitlam Landfill to process waste dropped off at transfer stations from small vehicles (pick-up trucks, trailers, vans etc.), with the potential to supplement the small vehicle waste with construction and demolition waste. Small vehicle waste is approximately 55% wood and is therefore highly suitable for recovery of alternative fuel and recyclable materials. The project could result in greenhouse gas emission reductions of 70,000 to 85,000 tonnes per year through the use of alternative fuels in facilities such as cement plants, district energy systems and pulp mills.

Metro Vancouver staff recently provided an update to the Zero Waste Committee on an Alternative Fuel and Recyclable Material Recovery project at the July Zero Waste Committee meeting. Metro Vancouver is selecting a consultant to develop a business case for the project. A Request for Qualifications is underway in order to shortlist consultants for a Request for Proposals. Metro Vancouver is seeking input on the scope of the business case for the Request for Proposals, and subsequently as part of the project will be connecting with interested stakeholders. If you are interested in either providing feedback on the Request for Proposals scope or alternatively would like to be contacted for input once the business casing work is underway, please contact Terry Fulton at . Metro Vancouver intends to post the Request for Proposals at the end of this month, so please provide any comments by September 24, 2019.

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