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Vancouver Landfill 50th anniversary open house

Landfill 50th anniversary open house

All ages, Free

Where does your garbage and green waste go after it's picked up? Join us for a fun-filled day at the Vancouver Landfill and find out! This year marks the Vancouver Landfill's 50th anniversary. Join us for cake and learn more about what makes us a world-class facility.

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Date and time

June 4 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Vancouver Landfill, 5400 72nd Street, Delta



3-1-1 (Vancouver), 604-873-7000 (outside Vancouver)

Event highlights

Note: The Landfill is not easily accessible by public transit. If you do not have access to a vehicle, find a friend or family member to carpool with.

The landfill open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family!

Highlights for all ages include

  •  Guided bus tours of the Landfill (wheelchair accessible)
  •  Sit in a Landfill bulldozer or compactor
  •  Discover how landfill gas is collected and used to make electricity and heat
  •  Meet the trained hawks and other members of the Bird Control team
  •  Visit interactive displays on Zero Waste and environmental protection
  •  Pot a plant and take home a bag of compost for your garden
  •  Free food, refreshments, and cake

Children in particular will enjoy

  • Craft creations with a junkologist
  • A giant sandbox
  • Face painting
  • Balloon twisting

What to bring

  • A reusable water bottle to fill at our drinking water station
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Strollers, walkers, and other mobility equipment as needed – the event grounds are flat and paved and there is a supervised storage location for equipment during bus tours
  • Your appetite for food and learning

What not to bring

  • Pets
  • Chairs and umbrellas – we will have plenty of seating and shade