Upland Excavating completed several detailed studies and reports for the purpose of modernizing its current landfill facility. These extensive studies were done to understand the site’s hydrogeological, hydrological, and geologic conditions. In addition, the company also prepared a landfill design, operation and closure plan, and an environmental effects monitoring plan.

All the studies and reports can be found here:

  1. 2019 Annual Report
  2. Site Location Map
  3. Site Plan
  4. Technical Assessment Report
  5. Technical Addendum
  6. Technical Response to ENV Review
  7. Technical Response to ENV Review Task 8 - Sand and Gravel Aquifer Pumping Tests
  8. Technical Response to ENV Review Task 7 - Additional Bedrock Characterization
  9. Technical Response to ENV Review Task 7 - Additional Bedrock Characterization Cover Letter
  10. 2018 Technical Work Plan and Schedule
  11. Compliance Checklist
  12. Existing Conditions
  13. Hydrogeology and Hydrology Characterization Report
  14. Independent Peer Review Upland Landfill Waste Discharge Application
  15. Location and Volume of Existing Waste
  16. Permit Fee Calculation
  17. Preliminary Report Financial Security Plan
  18. Regulated Open Burning
  19. 2017 Water Quality Monitoring Results
  20. 2017 Design, Operations, and Closure Plan
  21. Patrick Consult
  22. Response to DFO Letter
  23. Response to Island Health
  24. Response to Labour Council
  25. Response to Comments
  26. Response to Waterline's Hydrogeological Review
  27. Groundwater and Surface Water Monitoring Data
  28. 2020 Operations and Monitoring Report
  29. Environmental Protection Notice Nov 2009-2021

Highlights of the studies:

  • The groundwater does not flow to Rico Lake, McIvor Lake, nor the Cold Creek watershed, which supplies the Quinsam River Hatchery.
  • Modeling of the future landfill performance verifies water quality standards will be met at the site boundary at all times.