Metro Vancouver’s new United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre sits on 6.2 hectares of brownfield on the former Coquitlam Landfill. Morrison Hershfield’s project team implemented innovative and sustainable engineering solutions, overcoming unique geotechnical, structural and environmental challenges and allowing for the safe and reliable development of this large centre on a closed landfill site. This facility has a vital role in Metro Vancouver’s efforts to reduce waste, meet ambitious regional recycling goals and move the city to a circular economy. For the members of the jury, the creation of a community amenity for free recycling that also demonstrated circularity in construction through the reuse of waste as a resource, made it a showcase project.
View ACEC’s press release for this project.
View more about this project in Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.