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#1 gumgum

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:27 PM

Anybody see those really fat garbage cans along Dallas Rd? They're about a 3 feet in diameter, 4 feet high plastic cylinder with green, ornate iron work surrounding them. They're fairly new.
Anyway, I was out for a walk this morning and noticed a couple guys and a tractor with a digger doing something with one of the cans. At first I thought they were digging them up or something. Turns out they needed the tractor to lift out the garbage bags out of the cans and load them onto a flatbed truck. As I watched them pull up the bag, the digger attached to chains, I realized that the bag was actually deeper than the can. It just kept coming and coming. The bag was roughly ten feet high full of trash! Needless to say I guess these cans have a deep hole that continues to hold the big bag about 6 feet underground.
The capacity of one of these bags must be immense. They probably don't need changing any more often than every month, if not longer.
No wonder they stink something awful.

#2 D.L.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:57 PM

jeez, I'll have to check those things out sometime.

#3 G-Man

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:12 PM

What kind of bags were they?

#4 gumgum

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:19 PM

They looked like very large, black plastic garbage bags. The size of a tarp.

#5 gumgum

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:31 PM

Here's a picture of one from thebugs on Flickr.
The coffee cup gives a good indication of scale.

#6 ressen

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:55 PM

If you have ever disposed of garbage in Victoria then this is where it ends up.









this is the gas plant








They are carving out Mount Work to make more room for the garbage





This is the old part of the dump being capped.



#7 gumgum

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:59 PM

^Cool picks.
I don't see much garbage. Do they bury it or something?
Anyone know when the tours are? I've been meaning to check the place out.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:04 PM

They build it up in layers and in small sections then cover it at the end of every day except for the active face that is covered by a tarp for the night. These pics were taken at a slow time of the day.

#9 Mike K.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:13 PM

Fascinating place. Thanks for the photos.

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#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

This failed to win approval at Saanich council last night... they thought it would be too loud/dusty for neighbours.

New recycling depot eyed for Saanich

By Kyle Slavin - Saanich News
Published: July 11, 2010 2:00 PM
Updated: July 12, 2010 9:14 AM


As the Hartland Landfill gets ever more full each day, Saanich council is preparing to look at a new recycling centre in Glanford that would help divert waste and material from being trashed.


http://www.bclocalne...s/98205874.html

I think this is the lot: http://maps.google.c...,17.62,,0,10.05
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:35 PM

Why not re-open the Borden street location for recycling drop-off?

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#12 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:28 AM

Why not re-open the Borden street location for recycling drop-off?


This was to be a private operation by Ellice Recycling.
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#13 victorian fan

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:00 AM

SAANICH -- If you live in the Capital Regional District, by May 2012 you'll be adding another bin to your curbside collection.

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#14 Baro

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:05 AM

Give away my compost!? You'd have to pay my hungry garden first!
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#15 Bingo

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

So do the residents who already recycle vegetable waste into rotted compost for their garden, now have to pay an addition fee/tax to have it hauled away, even if they continue to keep it for their vegetable plot?

#16 victorian fan

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:21 PM

It's for things you can't/shouldn't put in a compost.
Cooked food scraps, bones, dirty napkins etc.

I certainly hope they have rat proof closings.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:57 PM

Easier, less smelly and no rats...


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:58 PM

So do the residents who already recycle vegetable waste into rotted compost for their garden, now have to pay an addition fee/tax to have it hauled away, even if they continue to keep it for their vegetable plot?


I'm sure there will be a fine for not putting it out for pickup. We can't have you getting away with free compost, you know.

#19 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 04:09 PM

Easier, less smelly and no rats...


I concur, there is nothing that goes in mine that also might not be found in my liquid waste stream from my bathroom. So it all goes to the same place. Well, apple seeds and banana skins I guess.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 04:14 PM

I concur, there is nothing that goes in mine that also might not be found in my liquid waste stream from my bathroom. So it all goes to the same place. Well, apple seeds and banana skins I guess.


Same ending, just processed a bit differently :P

I haven't tried any bones in mine, but I suspect it isn't designed for that.

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