Landfill Reopening, Gypsum Acceptance and Rate Changes

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Effective January 4, 2016 the Ecowaste Landfill will resume full operation.

At this time we are still assessing the requirements for acceptance of gypsum wallboard for recycling.  In the interim we will not be accepting this material until further notice.

We will be adjusting rates for some of our products effective February 1, 2016.  The list below provides the products and their new rates:

Product $/Tonne GST Total
Concrete $ 27.53 $1.38 $28.91
Concrete – clean Tandem (per box) $47.15 $2.36 $49.50
Concrete – light rebar Tandem (per box) $162.38 $8.12 $170.50
Concrete – heavy rebar Tandem (per box) $261.90 $13.10 $275.00
Concrete – clean End Dump (per box) $125.72 $ 6.29 $132.00
Concrete – light rebar End Dump (per box) $460.96 $23.05 $484.00
Concrete – heavy rebar End Dump (per box) $921.90 $ 46.10 $968.00
Concrete – clean Tandem & Pup $94.29 $4.71 $99.01
Concrete – light rebar Tandem & Pup $324.76 $16.24 $341.00
Concrete – heavy rebar Tandem & Pup $523.81 $26.19 $550.00
Clean Asphalt Roofing $48.48 $ 2.42 $50.90
Select Wood (min 30 cu. Yds) $ 47.77 $2.39 $50.16
Dry Fill (Industrial Grade or Better) $23.81 $1.19 $25.00
Fill Soil (IL-) $23.81 $1.19 $25.00
Fill Soil w/rubble $35.45 $1.77 $37.22
Fill Soil w/wood $82.31 $4.12 $86.43
Clean Green * $58.03 $2.90 $60.93
Boats $12.88 $0.64 $13.53
Trailers/Campers $19.32 $0.97 $20.29

 

 

Ecowaste Temporary Closure to C&D Materials

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Effective, Saturday, December 5, 2016, Ecowaste Landfill will not be accepting construction and demolition materials for disposal in the landfill.  This temporary closure will be in effect until December 31 2015.  Ecowaste will resume accepting materials for landfill disposal again on January 2 2016.

This closure is required as we have reached our permitted limit based on the annual volume approved in our operating permit with the Ministry of Environment.   This annual volume is reset at the beginning of each year.

For clarity, this closure means we will not be accepting the following materials between December 5 and December 31 2016:

  • Construction Demolition and Land Clearing Debris
  • Mixed Roofing
  • Treated Lumber
  • Insulation
  • Fill soil with rubble

During this time we will continue to accept:

  • Yard waste and trimmings
  • Clean soils
  • Clean asphalt shingles
  • Clean concrete
  • Clean and select wood
  • Metals, appliances and cardboard.

This closure will affect our commercial, industrial and residential customers.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Temporary Gypsum/Drywall Restrictions

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Due to current production issues with gypsum/drywall processors we are not currently accepting inbound drywall at this time.  We will update this post when this issue has been resolved.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ecowaste Landfill Tonnage Restriction and Rate Adjustment – Q4 2015

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Ecowaste Industries Ltd. operates the Ecowaste Landfill under an Operational Certificate (OC) issued by the BC Ministry of Environment (MoE).  One of the conditions in the OC imposes an annual tonnage limit.

Construction and demolition (C&D) activity has been very brisk in 2015 and we are rapidly approaching our annual limit.  We have applied to the MoE for approval to exceed our annual limit and they have granted an approval for a 10% variance.  While this is helpful, this variance alone will not allow us to remain in compliance with our annual tonnage limit at the current inbound rate.

To that end we are taking two approaches to help us maintain our revised limit:

  1. Increasing pricing on material to the landfill by 15% on October 15, 2015
  2. Implementing a cap on inbound C&D materials for larger customers

Your business is important to us and we regret that we will be increasing our tipping fees on non-recycled products or capping inbound material to help us meet this limit.  We realize that this may cause you to look for other disposal options, however, we will not exceed the annual limit specified in our Operational Certificate.  The annual tonnage limit is tracked on a calendar year basis and is reset on January 1, 2016.

Our revised rates can be found on this web site under Our Services – Landfill Rates

If you have any questions on this change please feel free to contact us at (604) 276-9511 or at info@ecowaste.com

Ecowaste Landfill 4th Annual Open House – September 12 2015

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Everyone is invited to the Ecowaste Landfill 4th Annual Open House being held Saturday September 12 2015 between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm.

Come and take a guided tour of our site, learn about our operation and our plans for the future.  Climb on a piece of machinery and view displays about our facility and activities.

Bring your family for a barbeque and play some recycling games – fun of the whole family!

VISA, MASTERCARD & DEBIT ACCEPTED

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We are pleased to announce that effective January 20 2015 Ecowaste Industries Ltd. is accepting transaction payments by VISA, Mastercard, or Debit Card.  Cash will continue to be accepted for payment.

Please note:  These methods of payment can only be used at the facility at the time of the transaction and the card must be presented to the Scale Operator.  We will not accept phone authorization for transactions.  We also will not be accepting these payment methods to settle accounts.

If you have any questions on the use of this type of payment please contact the office at (604) 276-9511 or the Contact Us form in the About Us section.

Change in Corporate Structure

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Announcing Montrose Property Holdings Ltd.

Over the past year the management and owners of Graymont Limited (parent of Ecowaste Industries) have been considering options for the ownership of Ecowaste Industries, both to support the ongoing waste management business, but also the creation of the new industrial property development and management business.  It was decided that creation of a company separate from Graymont would best serve these businesses.

Effective January 1, 2015, a new parent company named Montrose Property Holdings Limited was formed, and Ecowaste Industries Ltd will be owned by this company.  The new company is owned by the shareholders of Graymont Limited, and will continue to provide the same long-term view of the business.  We are excited about this change and look forward to continuing to provide the same great service to the waste management industry in Metro Vancouver, as well as our upcoming participation in the industrial property market.

New Ecowaste Web Site

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Welcome to the new Ecowaste website!

We have reorganized our website to provide easier navigation around the site and a fresh new look.  Drop down menus are provided to help you quickly find the information you require.  On the home page we now have a ‘Latest News’ section that we will keep updated with upcoming events and activities, and a searchable archive area.

Let us know what you think of the site.  You can do this by going to the About Us page and using the Contact Us section.

New Hours Dec 1

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As of December 1 2014, our new weekday hours will be:

Monday through Friday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Last load in at 4:30 pm

Weekend hours remain the same:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
last load in at 4:00 pm

 

Industrial Park Planned

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Ecowaste is moving forward with plans to develop an industrial park on 170 acres of industrial zoned land in East Richmond.

You can read more about the project in Project: Industrial Park.