Forceman Ridge Environmental Upgrades


Client: Sperling Hansen Associates Inc
Owner: Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
Location: Kitimat, BC
Role: Prime Contractor
Timeline: March 2016 – September 2016

With a rapidly decreasing volume available at the existing Thornhill landfill, the Regional District of Kitimat and Stikine were looking to commission their new Forceman Ridge Waste Management Facility. With both the owner and the consulting engineering firm providing Bear Creek with the opportunity to construct a state of the art waste management facility, to be run in direction conjunction with the upgraded Thornhill transfer station.

Bear Creek’s background and expertise in earthworks, pipe works, and working in environmentally sensitive areas and ecologically diverse environments, Bear Creek’s team were able to execute a successful project with all parties, including the local community’s best interests, at the forefront of their construction techniques and methodologies.

The landfill’s life span is estimated at over a century, with future development required.   To accomplish this it was imperative that care, quality, and expert engineering and execution went into the construction of this landfill.

  • Construct a complete leachate management system of the landfill, equalization pond, aeration pond sedimentation pond portions of the facility.
  • Supply, install and operate the Aeration system, and integral part of the world-class leachate management system applied in this landfill.
  • Construct the new septage management facility. This facility manages all septage from within the Terrace and Kitimat area’s and creates a nutrient rich fluid for the Phytoremediation area.
  • Developed a Phytoremediation area for reforestation of a portion of the site. The facility utilizes the waste leachate and septage to feed and grow an area of planted native flora.
  • Construct a state of the art compost facility that will be able to handle all organic waste from homes, farms, and local business to turn the waste into compostable material, hence reducing the level of waste going into the landfill.
  • Complete environmental and fauna protection with the construction of a perimeter wildlife fence, to ensure the facility’s impact on the environment is as close to zero as practicable.



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