The Powell River Regional District is receiving federal funding to construct a state-of-the-art Resource Recovery Centre. This new facility will divert numerous waste products from the solid waste stream and help the Regional District move closer to achieving its goal of “zero waste”. This project will greatly contribute to the region’s sustainability by up-cycling, re-cycling and re-purposing expended materials as well as reducing greenhouse gases created through the current transportation of waste abroad.

The Government of Canada is contributing $6,000,000 to this project through the federal Gas Tax Fund while Powell River Regional District is contributing $2,824,000 to provide the balance of the total costs. This project is one of seven throughout BC that are being funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund under the federal Gas Tax Fund for 2016.

This project will involve the closure and remediation of a former waste incinerator site located on Marine Avenue. A Resource Recovery Centre and amenities will be constructed on top of the rehabilitated brownfield site providing economic and environmental opportunities for residents in the region to maximize solid waste diversion away from landfills.

In the process of planning for the closure of the Marine Avenue landfill, the Powell River Regional District developed a concept for the new Resource Recovery Centre.

RRC Concept

A presentation was made by Regional District staff to all three local governments (Regional District, City of Powell River and Tla’amin)  in May of 2015.

Below is a link to the Prezi version of that presentation. There is no audio for this presentation.

If you are unable to view the Prezi format, below is a link to the slides from that presentation in an online Adobe pdf format.

If you have any questions about this Resource Recovery Centre Concept Plan, please contact Mike Wall, Manager of Asset Management and Strategic Initiatives at the Powell River Regional District at 604-485-2260 or communityservices@powellriverrd.bc.ca.

For further information about the grant funding for the project, contact Al Radke, Chief Administrative Officer at the Powell River Regional District at 604 485-2260.