Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil

Under our Operational Certificate MR-04922, initially under Approval AS-15797, and later under Permit PS-16142, facilities for the short term storage and treatment (through bioremediation) of contaminated soil have been established on the Ecowaste Landfill.


These facilities are operated by:

Tervita Corporation
13511 Vulcan Way
Richmond, BC
V6V 1K4
Web Site:
Quantum Murray LP
100-3600 Viking Way
Richmond, BC
V6V 1N6
Web Site:





The characteristics of the soil accepted at the facility for treatment under Operational Certificate MR-04922 are:

Total benzene25 mg/kg max.
Total ethylbenzene250 mg/kg max.
Total toluene150 mg/kg max.
Total xylenes250 mg/kg max.
VPH2,500 mg/kg max.
LEPH25,000 mg/kg max.
HEPH70,000 mg/kg max.

VPH means volatile petroleum hydrocarbons, excluding benzene,ethylbenzene, toluene and xylenes.

LEPH means light extractable petroleum hydrocarbons, excluding polyaromatic hydrocarbons.

HEPH means heavy extractable petroleum hydrocarbons, excluding polyaromatic hydrocarbons.

Generally, metals levels must be below the Industrial levels as established by Provincial Standards (Contaminated Sites Regulation), although levels above the Industrial levels will be considered on a case by case basis. Note that soil with contaminate levels greater than those given in the table above (extracted from Operational Certificate MR-04922) may be acceptable for bioremediation under Permit PS-16142.