Come Out to Hartland Happening Open House June 24

Jun 19, 2012

Victoria, BC- Have you ever wondered where your garbage goes after you place it at the curb? Hartland Happening is an annual open house designed to familiarize people with how our landfill works and raise awareness about how waste is managed. This year’s Hartland Happening is being held on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am-3:30pm, at 1 Hartland Avenue and is open to all members of the public.

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 Central Saanich Lion’s Club. Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about waste reduction, composting, water conservation and more by visiting informational booths at the event. Donations of cash will be collected for the United Way.

This year’s event also includes a free shuttle service to and from the landfill. The shuttle will pick people 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 10:15am and continuing until 2pm. Free parking will be available at Camosun College for those taking the tour. For additional details, and to reserve a spot in advance, please visit the online schedule. Reservation deadline is Friday, June 22.

The CRD wishes to thank its community supporters, Black Press, Jack FM and The Ocean, Titanium Tents, Walmart and Wilson’s Transportation.

Residents are advised that the landfill will not be open during this time to receive garbage or recyclables.

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For further information, please contact:
Cailey Hopkins, Manager of Web and Multimedia Development
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3225
Cell: 250.516.4976