Resource Recovery Centre – Updated September 18, 2020

Thanks to PR PEAK for use of this photo!


The closure of the Marine Avenue Old Incinerator Site and the build out of a state-of-the-art Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) and Transfer Station are key components in the region’s Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). The RRC and Transfer Station at the site will facilitate a one-stop drop that will bring our region closer to Zero Waste.



Individuals, groups, organizations, or companies interested in sharing their ideas for diverting waste materials through the RRC site (wood waste, glass, rubble, fabrics, furniture, etc.) can contact Let’s Talk Trash at


Project Update

The RRC project is well underway. Water monitoring wells were installed as part of the initial environmental monitoring work and ongoing sampling is being conducted. Hydraulic conductivity testing has been done.


Phase I of the Resource Recovery Centre project was completed on May 27th, one week ahead of schedule and significantly under budget. This initial site cleanup phase included the sorting and processing of materials stockpiled at the site such as tires, glass, asphalt and wood waste. Check out these articles regarding the Phase I work in the PR PEAK entitled Resource-recovery centre takes shape in Powell River and Video: Phase one of resource-recovery centre in Powell River comes in under budget. View the video below documenting the work performed as part of Phase I.



Phase II of the project is the closure of the incinerator ash landfill site which includes the excavation of buried materials as well as the completion of the earthworks for the new RRC facility. This work is currently underway and will be completed by the end of November. Check out this article regarding the Phase II work in the PR PEAK entitled Resource Recovery Centre in Powell River Enters Second Phase.


Approximately 8 acres of land will be completely cleaned up through Phases I and II of this project and will be available for public amenity/uses limited to parking, active transportation corridor (trails) and botanical garden/s. For more information regarding any one of these opportunities, please contact the City planning department at 604 485-6291.



Phase III of the project will be the construction of the RRC facility. This phase of the project will be completed in 2022.


Please note that this site is closed to the public. Any questions should be directed to Mike Wall via email at