Heavy equipment has been working to cap a former landfill site on Schweyey Road.

Landfill capping piques curiosity

As motorists take the curve after Wolfe Road heading toward Chilliwack Mountain, many have been wondering about what the heavy equipment has been up to in the large field.

As motorists take the curve along Shxwha:y Road going toward Chilliwack Mountain, many have been musing about what the heavy equipment has been up to in the large field.

Some locals actually stopped by at the Shxwha:y Village band office in recent weeks to ask officials what was going on.

“People are coming in every day,” said Shxwha:y CEO Murray Sam. “What is going on is an environmental cleanup project to cap an old landfill.”

The band received funding for the project from the Canada Economic Action Plan, he said.

“It’s been in the works for years,” Sam added. “It was just a matter of obtaining the funding to do it.”

Consultants Golder and Associates were hired by Hazco Environmental Services to facilitate the cleanup operation.

Clay-based material from an adjacent stockpile is being applied about a metre-deep at the old landfill site that closed in the 1980s.

The environmental work should be wrapped up by mid-June.

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