Come Out to Hartland Happening Open House September 19

Sep 15, 2010

Victoria, BC - Have you ever wondered where your garbage goes after you place it at the curb? For the past four years Hartland Happening, an annual open house designed to familiarize people with how a landfill works and raise awareness about how waste is managed, seeks to address this question. This year’s Hartland Happening is being held on Sunday, September 19 from 10:30 am-3 pm, at 1 Hartland Avenue and is open to all members of the public; the landfill will not be open, however, to receive garbage or recyclables.

Hartland receives garbage from across the region, processing over 500 tonnes per day. “Superior processes and innovative waste management programs are what make Hartland an award winning multi-purpose facility,” said Tom Watkins, Operations Manager at the landfill.

Activities at the open house will include guided tours, a mini-machines giant sandbox, the opportunity to climb aboard monster machines like dump trucks, tractors and bulldozers, as well as a barbeque with the Lion’s Club. Donations of cash and non-perishable food will be collected for the Mustard Seed.

This year’s event also includes a free shuttle service to and from the landfill. The shuttle will pick up at Camosun College Interurban Campus, located at 4461 Interurban Road, before arriving at Hartland; service will include a guided tour. Shuttles will run every half hour beginning at 10am and continuing until 2pm. For additional details, please visit the online schedule at Hartland Happening.  

“The fifth annual Hartland Happening will offer an excellent opportunity to take a sustainable mode of travel to the landfill,” said CRD Chair of the CRD Environment Committee Alice Finall, “I am pleased to see such a popular event become even more environmentally friendly.”

The CRD wishes to thank its community supporters, A British Columbia, Black Press, B&C Foods, Jack FM and The Ocean, Thrifty Foods, Titanium Tents and Wilson’s Transportation.

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For further information or to arrange a pre-event media tour of Hartland, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications           
Tel: 250.360.3308