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

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.