Coquitlam Transfer Station

Metro Vancouver’s new flagship transfer station is designed to process 600 tonnes per day of municipal solid waste. It offers both residential recycling and garbage drop-off for self-haul customers and large vehicle commercial and municipal garbage transfer. Morrison Hershfield has led a team of engineers to deliver this important project including programming, design and construction administration for the unique transfer station project, constructed on top of an existing landfill. Unique considerations include landfill gas management, conforming with landfill closure requirements and differential settlement. (Coquitlam, BC)


Waste-to-Energy Assessment

Morrison Hershfield was engaged to assess small-scale waste-to-energy technologies, long term costs and greenhouse gas emissions for potential facility implementation. From a request for information, three vendors were shortlisted for further assessment. Based on information provided by the vendors detailed cost models were prepared to review potential long term costs for the residual waste management system. Morrison Hershfield was then brought on to provide a continued review of one of the technologies. (Courtenay, BC)


Compost Facility Feasibility Study

A feasibility study was conducted to determine technologies, approaches and costs for a new composting facility. It was determined that a compost facility would extend the RDKS landfill’s lifespan considerably while reducing GHG emissions and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) content in landfill leachate. (Terrace, BC)


Solid Waste Facility Design

Solid Waste Facility Design

The development of solid waste facilities is imperative for municipalities to achieve their waste diversion targets and adapt to the various changes needed to accommodate increased waste reduction and long-term disposal needs. Our team provides services from guidance and evaluation support, to selecting the right facility type to project completion including planning, technical and environmental studies, design, construction administration, and building permit application support. Whether you have a need for establishing organics processing facilities, waste drop-off facilities, transfer stations, landfills, waste-to-energy facilities or recycling facilities, we can find a solution that works for you.

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Innovative Design for Metro Vancouver's Complex Coquitlam Transfer Station

Posted on Thursday June 13, 2019

Metro Vancouver has a vision to build a sustainable, livable region. Its Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan aims to minimize waste generation, maximize reuse, recycling and recovery material, recover energy from the waste stream.. Read More »

Morrison Hershfield Welcomes Mark Parker to our Alberta Environmental Team

Posted on Wednesday May 30, 2018

Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome Mark Parker, P.Eng. as our Waste Sector Lead for the Prairies. He is working out of our Edmonton office... Read More »

Landfill or Waste-to-Energy Technology? CVRD Asks “What is Best for Our Future?”

Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018

The cost of operating landfills and the environmental concern is causing municipalities to evaluate their approach to waste management. With so many existing and emerging waste technologies, it’s a big job deciding what is the.. Read More »

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