Efforts are underway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the Greater Vernon landfill.
The Regional District of North Okanagan has constructed a gas management system at the Birnie Road facility.
“In accordance with the B.C. landfill gas management regulation, RDNO is required to collect and destroy or utilize the gas in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Nicole Kohnert, regional engineering services manager.
“Those visiting the site or passing by along Highway 97 may notice a tall flame near the operations building. The gas extraction system and flame will not have any impact on customers using the site or residents of the surrounding area.”
Kohnert says RDNO will continually monitor the landfill gas management system and report carbon emission reductions annually to the Ministry of Environment.