January 2016

Breakfast and Tour of Covanta Energy Facility

Organized by the APEGBC Richmond/Delta Branch

Status: Online registration is now closed. For space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Please choose one of the following options when registering. 

Option 1: **SOLD OUT**
8:00 - 8:15 AM - Registration and Networking
8:15 - 9:15 AM - Breakfast at White Spot Restaurant
9:15 - 9:30 AM - Travel from restaurant to Convanta Energy Facility
9:30 - 11:00 AM - Tour of the Covanta Energy Facility

Option 2: **SOLD OUT**
9:45 - 10:00 AM - Registration and Networking
10:00 - 11:15 AM - Breakfast at White Spot Restaurant
11:15 - 11:30 AM - Travel from restaurant to Covanta Energy Facility 
11:30 - 1:00 PM  - Tour of Covanta Energy Facility 

Location: Breakfast: White Spot Restaurant - 7519 Market Crossing, Burnaby, BC
Tour: Covanta Energy Facility - 5150 Riverbend Drive, Burnaby, BC
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $30 for Members and Guests
$25 for EIT/GIT's
$20 for Student Members
$35 for Registeration at the door (space permitting, cash only)

The cost includes breakfast as well. APEGBC members and non-members are welcome.
Please join the Richmond/Delta Branch for an informative tour of the Covanta Energy (Waste-to-Energy) Facility.

Tour Details
The Covanta Energy (Waste-to-Energy) Facility is located in the commercial/industrial area of south Burnaby. It receives waste from Burnaby, New Westminster, and the North Shore and is responsible for the environmentally safe disposal of over 25 per cent of the region’s waste. Each year the facility turns 285,000 tons of garbage into steam and electricity. The steam is sold to a paper recycling facility, while the electricity sold to BC Hydro is enough to power 15,000 homes.

Strict regulations and environmental monitoring confirm that the facility is one of the cleanest facilities of its kind. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recognizes it as one of the best facilities on the continent. Additional information about the facility can be found at www.covanta.com. 

If you are driving, the plant is a straighforward drive, please click here for a map. Street parking will be available, from which you can walk to the front desk to meet for the tour. 

If you are taking public transportation from Edmonds Skytrain station, you can take the 116 bus and get off at the North Fraser and Wiggins Street stop. Then it is a 10-15 min walk to the plant from the bus stop.

Special Instructions
  • For safety reasons, no sandals, open toe or high-heel shoes.
  • Safety gear (hard hat, protective glasses, reflective vest, ear protection) and instructions will be provided at the beginning of the tour. If you prefer you are welcome to bring your own. For more details on safety gear, please click here for the gear checklist.
  • Be prepared to be outside for a portion of the walking tour, rain or shine.
  • You must stay with your tour guide at all times, do not wander away on your own. 
  • All visitors must sign a liability waiver, which will be provided on the day of the tour. As well it is available here, and can be prepared prior to the tour. 

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