Garbage collected in Vanderhoof gets collected at the Waste Transfer Station located on Dump Road off Highway 16 (across from the new J&S Restaurant). Once at the Transfer Station, the garbage is loaded into a semi-trailer and taken to the landfill, which is located on Highway 27, approximately 14km north of Vanderhoof. No garbage is buried at the Transfer Station anymore. Wood, metal, tin, glass, appliance recycling is done at the Transfer Station. The popular Reuse Shed is also located at the Transfer Station.
Below is a chart that shows what our garbage is composed of in the Bulkley-Nechako Region. 78% of the garbage that ends up in our landfills has the potential to be either recycled, composted or reused.
What is garbage
Garbage is defined as "wasted or spoiled food and other refuse, or worthless, unwanted or useless material". We are trying to change this definition to be: the other stuff that you can't recycle, compost or reuse. The majority of the material that we throw out doesn't have to end up in our landfills. By reducing our waste, we can increase the life of our landfill by years, thereby preserving our land.
How to reduce garbage