Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta

Landfill gas use becomes reality

Wastech's new Landfill Gas Utilization Plant officially went into operation this week.

Wastech celebrated the official opening of its Landfill Gas Utilization Plant at the Cache Creek Landfill on Monday, an initiative that will generate electricity at a rate of 4.8 megawatts – enough to power more than 2500 typical households. The project traps gas that is naturally generated from the landfilling process, and sells it to BC Hydro.

Representatives of Wastech and its parent company Belkorp Environmental Services Inc. were  joined by MLA Jackie Tegart  and John Ranta, Mayor of Cache Creek, to cut the ribbon officially celebrating the project’s commencement.

“By utilizing the gas that is naturally generated, this investment adds a new dimension to the waste management practices at the Cache Creek Landfill,” said Stuart Belkin, Chairman & CEO of Belkorp Industries Inc.

Mayor Ranta thanked the foresight of previous town councils for welcoming Wastech and the landfill to Cache Creek.

“This is yet another indication Cache Creek is alive and well contrary to news reports of the past week,” he said.

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