Busy year at landfills

Never mind trash-talking, let’s just talk trash.

It was a busy year at both the Foothills and Mackenzie landfills, according to the annual report filed with the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.

At Foothills, a total of 104,324 tonnes of material was managed in 2017, 31,402 tonnes of material received at the landfill were diverted through recycling, or onsite use as cover material or compost, 6,895 tonnes of yard and garden waste were received. In Mackenzie, over 6,000 tonnes of waste was buried and thanks to the facility being 100 per cent fenced, there were no wildlife activities reported onsite for 2017.