“The Shxwha:y Landfill is a facility located on the Shxwha:y First Nation near Chilliwack, BC. It is a secure, engineered landfill site that is fully lined with a HDPE bottom liner, an effective leachate collection and treatment system and off site leachate disposal at the Chilliwack Wastewater Treatment Plant. The site also has a landfill gas collection and flaring system and a comprehensive environmental monitoring program. The landfill is conformant with the B.C. Landfill Criteria.
Currently, the landfill is directly managed by the Shxwhá:y Indian Band as a Land Code Band with authority to fully administer the environmental issues on their traditional territory under Shxwha:y Village Soil Deposit Permit issued to Headlands Environmental Inc.
In our professional opinion, the Shxwha:y Landfill is one of the well managed independent landfill facilities in B.C. It is authorized to receive construction and demolition waste and contaminated soil that is below Hazardous Waste Levels.”
Dr. Tony Sperling, P.Eng, Ph.D, Chairman, President, Chief Engineer | Sperling Hansen Associates