A sunset over the Glenmore Landfill. (Carli Berry/Capital News)

City plans for future landfill

Plans to expand the slopes of Glenmore Landfill are in the works

An open house at Glenmore Landfill was well attended.

According to City of Kelowna utility planning manager Andrew Reeder, more than 80 people attended, Feb. 21.

The open house was held as the city plans to increase the slopes on the Northern side of the landfill in order to build a taller landfill.

“Tt’s going to add 25 years of life in the future,” he said.

The slopes will save money in the long run, Reeder estimates a billion dollars in savings.

“If we want to realize that possibility in the future, we have to build it now,” he said.

Raising the sides don’t add extra costs, “it’s a function on how we build it,” said Reeder.

“If anything it should help reduce costs.”

The Glenmore Landfill currently takes wastes from the region, including: Lake Country, Big White, Regional District of the Central Okanagan and West Kelowna.

Reeder thinks the slopes will be increased in about a year after the plan goes to city council and the ministry.