Residents Invited to Hartland Happening Open House

Jun 17, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

Victoria, BC– Have you ever wondered where your garbage goes after you place it at the curb?  Hartland Happening gives residents a ‘behind the scenes’ look at our local landfill. The event is designed to familiarize residents with how our landfill works and to raise awareness about how waste is managed in our region. This year’s Hartland Happening is being held on Sunday, June 22 from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm, at 1 Hartland Avenue.

Hartland receives garbage from across the region, processing over 500 tonnes per day. “We are very proud of our efforts to divert waste and extend the life of the landfill and how we manage the environmental risks of operating a landfill,” said Chris Robins, Operations Manager at Hartland.

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 barbecue. Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about waste reduction, composting and water conservation by visiting information booths. Donations of cash will also be collected for local charities.

The event also offers a free shuttle service to and from the landfill, including a guided tour. The shuttle will pick people up at Camosun College Interurban Campus, located at 4461 Interurban Road, before arriving at Hartland. Shuttles will run every half hour beginning at 10:15 am and continuing until 1:00 pm. Registration is required to reserve a seat on the shuttle. For additional details, and to reserve a spot by the Thursday, June 19 deadline, visit the online schedule at: www.crd.bc.ca/hartlandhappening. Free parking will be available at Camosun College for those taking the tour.

The Capital Regional District wishes to thank its community supporters, Black Press, Jack FM and The Ocean, Titanium Tents, Mr. Tube Steak 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:
Monique Booth, Supervisor of Communications & Environmental Education
Tel: 250.360.3287  | Cell: 250.818.1489