Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Registration 8 am – Breakfast and session 8:30 to 10 am
Terminal City Club – Metropolitan Ballroom
837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
BCEIA Members $45
The BCEIA Brownfield Committee is pleased to have Mr. Tom Land, Vice President and General Manager of Ecowaste Industries Ltd., join us for a presentation about the Ecowaste Landfill, located in Richmond, BC.
Many of us working locally in the environmental field have sent contaminated soils and wastes to the Ecowaste facility. Through this presentation you will learn how those waste materials are an important part of the business and land development strategy for Ecowaste. Tom will provide a brief history of the Ecowaste Landfill and discuss the current and future state of the operation and facility. Specific topics will include the regulatory framework for the facility, types of materials disposed and recycled, how this has changed over time, and continues to change with market development and changes in regulations. Tom will touch on the influence that regional solid waste plans have had on the landfilling industry. Tom will walk us through the landfill’s environmental controls and will discuss the future outlook of the landfill (lifespan and anticipated trends in tipping fees). In closing we’ll hear about the landfill’s redevelopment potential and how it will become of positive economic value for the community.
Rustam Punja of Lafarge will present on how contaminated soils can be used as an alternative raw material in cement production. His presentation will provide a brief history of the Lafarge cement plants in Richmond and Kamloops and provide a primer on the cement manufacturing process with emphasis on the use of raw materials (classical vs. contaminated soils). Types of contaminated soils acceptable for use by Lafarge will be outlined with discussion on regulatory requirements, soil chemistry and soil physical characteristics that make a contaminated soil a good alternative raw material in the production of Portland cement.
Valerie Miller of Clean Harbors will provide a brief overview of the US Mercury Export Ban, including the intention of the ban, and how it impacts the Environmental industry in terms of managing and disposing of waste mercury and mercury contaminated materials.”