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
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
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