WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Did you know? The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle will light a 100 watt bulb for four hours!

Every little bit helps: even a small community like Pemberton can make a big difference when it comes to reducing waste: wasted energy as well as the waste that enters our landfills.

Did you know? The cooking grease from your kitchen requires proper disposal and should not go down the drain. Help prevent blockages and sewer line problems by "canning the grease" and throwing it in the trash.

GARBAGE & RECYCLING

HOUSEHOLD WASTE & RECYCLING STATION

The Pemberton Household Waste and Recycling Station is located in the Pemberton Industrial Park.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 1 to 6 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For tipping fees and materials accepted, please visit the SLRD website

RECYCLING - ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

  • Plastic Containers #1 to #7 - Plastic containers include plastic bottles, milk jugs, margarine and yogurt containers, salad dressing, shampoo and cleaning bottles.  Remove lids and rinse before recycling.
  • Plastic Film - Please bag your bags, and tie them off.  Plastic Film includes grocery bags, laundry bags, and bubble wrap.
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Paper - Single-ply cardboard, magazines, newspaper, flyers, and office paper.  Office paper includes computer, photocopy, note and letter paper, windowed envelopes, post-it notes, index paper and self carboning paper.  Papers covered in foil, wax, or plastic film are not acceptable.
  • Glass - Glass containers should be rinsed and have their lids removed.
  • Tin/Aluminum - Please rinse the container.  It is not necessary to remove the label from tin cans.

For further information, please contact the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District at 604.894.6371.

BOTTLE DEPOT

For information about the Pemberton Bottle Depot, please visit their website.

GARBAGE COLLECTION

There is no municipal garbage collection in Pemberton.

Garbage collection can be arranged through Carney's Waste. Carney's offers garbage collection and disposal services in Pemberton for a 12 month period, May 1st to April 30th.  The waste is disposed in the District of Squamish landfill. The tipping fee for your waste disposal is paid to the District of Squamish. The service is based on the collection of 2 cans or 3 bags per household.

To arrange for service please contact Carney's directly at 604.932.5038.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT

WASTE WATER TREATMENT IN PEMBERTON

Teachers! Book a tour of the Wastewater Treatment Facility, and learn first hand about the water cycle!

The Pemberton Waste Water Treatment Plant  is a Class II facility that uses an actual biological process called a Sequential Batch Reactor System.

Microorganisms in the tanks decompose nutrients. Clear water is decanted off the top, treated under UV light to deactivate any remaining bugs, and released into the river.

The sludge which is left behind goes into one of two aerobic digestors, aerated for 30-55 days, then is separated into solids and water. The water re-enters the plant into the treatment process.

The solids, no longer resembling their original state, are collected by Carney's Waste and composted.

FEATURES OF THE FACILITY

  • State-of-the-art technology.
  • Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) system.
  • Microbial decomposition of raw materials.
  • Aerobic digesters to further decompose sludge.
  • Ultraviolet disinfection of treated water.
  • Daily lab sampling with process adjustment

BACKGROUND

The population growth in Pemberton from the mid 1990's onward put a heavy burden on the former sanitary sewer system.  An assessment of that treatment plant confirmed that the plant was operating at its full capacity and had significant issues with respect to process reliability, workplace environment and odor control (Associated Engineering, 2001).

The Village of Pemberton proposed to replace the treatment plant with a new plant at a new location, due to issues with land tenure, space constraints, flood susceptibility, and general public concern.

In March of 2004, the Village of Pemberton entered into a partnership with Maple Reinders Inc. to design and build a Wastewater Treatment Plant for the Village.

The new plant is situated on Village owned land adjacent to the Lillooet River, approximately 2.5 km's downstream from the original plant.

With the completion of the new Class II Wastewater Treatment Facility, the moratorium that had been placed on building permits July 9th 2002, was rescinded effective March 15th 2005.

LOCATION

The Village of Pemberton Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located at 34-1850 Airport Road, and is open by appointment Monday to Friday.

CONTACT

Martin Kluftinger
Phone: (604) 894-6135
Email: wwtp @ pemberton.ca