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City of Vancouver Landfill Design

On January 3, 2000, Sperling Hansen Associates completed the Design and Operations Plan for the City of Vancouver Landfill. This Plan presents a landfill development strategy for 20 million tonnes of additional refuse effective October 1st, 1997. The City of Vancouver Landfill has been in operation since 1966, serves a population base of 853,000 residents and associated businesses, and to the end of 1998, received approximately 11 million tonnes of solid waste (excluding construction demolition waste).

The landfill will be developed progressively in nine distinct phases. Phases 1 and 2 will first be developed and re-vegetated on the eastern perimeter of the site. Phase 3 and 4 will then be developed on the western perimeter to establish an effective buffer next to a 40 ha land reserve. Finally, Phases 5 through 9 will be progressively filled from east to west. To provide the desired air space, SHA designed a rectangular "tent shaped" landfill with final contours that will attain a maximum elevation of 39 m ASL. Side slopes from the landfill toe to the slope break at the landfill crest will be built at 4H:1V, while grades on the landfill crest will be constructed at 5%.

  EQWin Database Development & Templating for the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation

On February 25, 2000, Sperling Hansen Associates completed development of an EQWin database for monitoring biosolids projects conducted by the Greater Vancouver Regional District. As well, MS Word documents and MS Excel spreadsheets have been programmed to allow efficient preparation of Land Application Plans for the upcoming BC Organic Matter Recycling Regulation.


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