Vancouver Landfill Construction & Demolition Waste Processing Options Study

The City of Vancouver required a review of processing options to convert incoming construction and demolition wood waste into fuel for use by local cement kilns. Our team sampled and tested the feedstock to determine compliance with alternative fuel specifications, inspected local cement kiln operations and assessed processing methods / technologies. As part of this work we inspected mixed waste processing in San Jose, CA. This work laid the groundwork for conceptual planning of a pilot facility that was implemented by the City. (Vancouver, BC)


Waste-to-Energy Technology Review & Pre-Feasibility Study

A technology review was completed to evaluate waste-to-energy options that would use municipal solid waste and biomass sources to generate a consistent supply of energy for the area and displace fossil fuel-derived electricity during high demand periods. Our team undertook a feedstock characterization study to determine waste volumes available for district heating and determined the potential heating value. Our unique understanding of waste-to-energy technologies and municipal waste management practices helped to benefit both the energy utility (Yukon Energy) and the City of Whitehorse. (Whitehorse, YT)


Pre-FEED Study for the Tri-Municipal Regional Region

A review was completed for suitable technologies to handle source-separated organic waste and other mixed waste from the Tri-Municipal Region near Edmonton, AB. The goal was to deliver energy recovery and divert waste from landfills. The initial technology review resulted in the selection of anaerobic digestion and a mixed-waste processing facility for processing organic waste into energy, compost and recovering recyclables, as well as processing mixed waste into a valuable end-product; refuse-derived-fuel that can be used to displace fossil fuels. (Tri-Municipal Region, AB)


Technology Reviews

Technology Reviews

There is constant evolution in the technologies used in the management of municipal solid waste. Landfills have a finite capacity and siting new landfills is difficult and costly. Regions are keen to further reduce waste going to landfill and be innovative in their waste management practices. Selecting the right technology, from simple windrow composting to anaerobic digestions and resource recovery, depends on many factors. Our team provides critical reviews of available technologies and infrastructure, and identifies their advantages and limitations in order to help you make an informed decision. We can then assist with implementation of the right technology for your community.

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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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