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Metro Vancouver’s proposed incinerator could cost taxpayers $806 million to $1.3 billion more than planned

October 27, 2014 — A new analysis of Metro Vancouver’s business case for a proposed second waste incinerator finds estimated costs could be off by $806 million to $1.3 billion. In its report, ICF International identifies a number of errors Read more ›

Waste Management Survey Released

New Survey shows three quarters of Metro Vancouver residents want waste incinerator plans delayed  Overwhelming majority support alternative proposal for mixed-waste Material Recovery Facility VANCOUVER, September 17, 2014 –– NextUse Recycling Ltd. (“NextUse”), a Belkorp group company, today published the Read more ›

The Real Debate: More Burning or More Recycling?

It’s no secret that Metro Vancouver’s plan for a second waste incinerator is a hot topic in our region. And as opposition to the construction of a $500 million taxpayer-funded waste incinerator increases, we’re seeing escalating efforts from Metro Vancouver Read more ›

Coquitlam Council Calls for Regional Referendum on Incinerator

On June 16th, Coquitlam City Council passed a motion requesting that a question about Metro Vancouver’s proposed incinerator be added to an upcoming regional referendum regarding public transportation issues, expected to be held at some point next year. The motion Read more ›

Response to Zero Waste Committee Chair Brodie

On June 5 we received a letter from Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee Chair, and Mayor of Richmond, Malcolm Brodie. In it, Chair Brodie offers a perspective on proposed Metro Vancouver Bylaw 280 – a bylaw which we believe is Read more ›

District of Maple Ridge Calls for Delay of Incinerator Plan

On May 27, Maple Ridge City Council voted unanimously in favour of a motion that requests Metro Vancouver delay its plans to build a taxpayer funded waste incinerator in the lower mainland. In introducing the motion, Councillor Bob Masse said “there’s Read more ›

Up in Smoke: Vancouver Observer series on Metro’s half-billion dollar incineration plan

Since January the Vancouver Observer has published the Up in Smoke series “on Metro Vancouver’s half-billion dollar garbage plan.” The series cover the many issues and big questions surrounding Metro’s proposal to build a $500 million taxpayer-funded waste incinerator. Waste management, and Read more ›

News Release: Advanced Material Recovery and Recycling Facility to be Built in Coquitlam

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ADVANCED MATERIAL RECOVERY AND RECYCLING FACILITY TO BE BUILT IN COQUITLAM Facility will create up to 80 new jobs and increase recycling and recovery of useable material COQUITLAM (BC), January 20, 2014 –– Belkorp Environmental Services Inc. (“Belkorp”) today announced Read more ›

Nanaimo City Council Votes Unanimously Against Incineration

On April 14, 2014, the Nanaimo City Council voted unanimously 9-0 to reject a proposed incinerator project that would see Metro Vancouver’s garbage barged across the strait and burned in Nanaimo. Commenting on the vote, the Mayor of Nanaimo cited Read more ›

News Release: NextUse Recycling Applies to Build $30 million Material Recovery and Recycling Facility in Metro Vancouver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEXTUSE RECYCLING APPLIES TO BUILD $30 MILLION MATERIAL RECOVERY AND RECYCLING FACILITY IN METRO VANCOUVER Coquitlam project would create up to 80 new jobs and increase recycling and material recovery from waste VANCOUVER, February 17, 2014 –– Read more ›

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