If your broken electronic has a plug or batteries, it can be recycled. But it might be even better for the environment to extend its life. Here's a look a local organization that has been recycling computers for nearly 30 years: BC Technology for Learning Society.
The Northwest Langley WWTP, which serves 30,000 people in Langley, will be expanded to serve 230,000 people, including residents and businesses in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. In addition, the plant will be upgraded to tertiary treatment.
The Heather Place Redevelopment Project will replace 86 aging housing units with 230 new rentals. The units will be designed to suit a range of families, couples, singles, and seniors with a mix of incomes. Partnering with BC Housing, "Building A" opened July 2020 and includes 67 homes of varying sizes, from studios to 3-bedroom, and wheelchair accessible units.
Annacis Island WWTP is undergoing a range of improvements, including replacing the equipment inside the trickling filters. But first, the massive dome atop a trickling filter - the size of an Olympic-sized pool weighing 30 full size vehicles - has to be removed.
An animation of the Waste-to-Energy Facility's complex processes that help sustainably manage waste in Metro Vancouver. Each year 250 thousand tonnes of the region's garbage is converted into enough electricity to power 16 thousand homes. Here's how it works.
Combined sewers carry sewage and stormwater in a single pipe. Combined sewers work well during dry weather, but during heavy rain can fill up with more water than they can handle. Combined sewers were designed to overflow directly into the nearest body of water to prevent back ups into homes and businesses. While combined sewers are no longer being built, municipalities and Metro Vancouver are replacing combined sewers with separate sanitary and storm sewers.
At Metro Vancouver disposal facilities, loads are inspected for banned materials, such as recyclables, product stewardship, or hazardous materials. Surcharges apply if these materials are found in the garbage. Metro Vancouver has created a digital application that is changing the way disposal ban surcharges are applied.
The Annacis Research Centre (ARC) is a world-class facility with affordable lease pricing for research testing and pilot projects in water resource recovery, wastewater and water technology. ARC offers piped live wastewater streams and be leased from 3 months to multiple years.
Research and consultation are vital to Metro Vancouver’s financial planning process, particularly about the significant infrastructure investments required to support the region. These services go through a rigorous financial planning process each year, which includes collaboration between Metro Vancouver, its member municipalities, and other stakeholders.
The COVID-19 crisis has given Metro Vancouver Regional Parks staff an unprecedented challenge: keep as many parks open to the public while also implementing and enforcing health measures to prevent virus spread. Here's how parks staff rose to the sudden and labour intensive demands.