Posted: June 24, 2020
Updated West Coast Landfill Operating Hours
New Hours of Operation to come into effect June 29th, 2020 for West Coast Landfill
New hours of operation at the West Coast landfill, located at 1500 Alaska Pine Rd. will be:
- Monday – 10 am to 4 pm
- Tuesday – 10 am to 4 pm
- Wednesday – 12 pm to 6 pm
- Thursday - 10 am to 4 pm
- Friday –10 am to 4 pm
- Saturday – Closed
- Sunday - Closed
This reduction in hours will save operating costs and offset the anticipated reduction in revenues this year. The commercial sector on the west coast has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic resulting in reduced waste and revenues of up to $180,000 at the West Coast Landfill. Staff presented options to reduce costs to the ACRD Board on June 10th that included reduction in staffing levels, reducing programs and projects underway and reducing the hours at the landfill.
“Current traffic at the landfill is significantly lower on Saturdays,” says Manager of Operations Jennifer Brunn,” therefore closing on this day will have the lowest impact in the community. However, we recognize that some people would like to use the landfill outside of typical business hours, so we have shifted the hours on Wednesday to afternoon and evening to accommodate this.”
The situation will be re-assessed in early Fall to review whether revenues recover and if necessary, determine the hours of operation during the winter season. More information can be found at the ACRD website at https://www.acrd.bc.ca/west-coast-landfill.
Jenny Brunn, Manager of Operations