Our Work

We are experts in residuals management.  Whether you are a residuals generator, a policy maker or a residuals customer, SYLVIS can work with you to turn challenges into opportunities.

We specialize in bringing people together and developing synergies between residuals management and environmental or land management challenges.  For example we work with residuals generators to beneficially use residuals to treat landfill leachate, reclaim sand and gravel pits, re-vegetate forestry cut blocks, close landfills, improve the quality of marginal land, and create value-added residuals based products.  Residuals are also used as fertilizers and soil amendments in agriculture, forestry and biomass plantations.

We encourage you to review selected project profiles for additional details on our projects and the depth and breadth of our knowledge and experience.  Learn more at Why Hire SYLVIS.

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British Columbia Ministry of Environment

The British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Environment (MoE) retained the services of SYLVIS to undertake a provincial scan of municipal...

Comox Valley Regional District

In 2015, the Comox Valley Regional District engaged Wacor Holdings to construct the landfill closure system at the Comox Valley Waste...

Regional District of Central Okanagan

The Regional District of Central Okanagan contacted SYLVIS Environmental to undertake an assessment of short and long term biosolids...

In 2011, SYLVIS initiated forestry and transitional range biosolids fertilization programs at cattle ranches located in the Interior...

Alberta Environment and Parks

Alberta has relied on the “Guidelines for the Application of Municipal Wastewater Sludges to Agricultural Lands” as well as similar...

City of Campbell River

The City of Campbell River operates the Norm Wood Environmental Center Wastewater Treatment Plant. This plant treats wastewater from...

The OK Ranch is located in the Fraser Plateau, within the Interior Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone, being very dry but mild. The...

City of Kamloops

The City of Kamloops (CoK) sought opportunities to develop and implement management options for biosolids and other organic materials...

Ecowaste Industries Limited

Leachate is generated when precipitation percolates through the landfill and takes up organic and inorganic constituents from contents...

Lakeland Mills

In Prince George, BC, Lakeland Mills recently refurbished its logyard as a component of a larger overall rebuild of their site.  The...

Metro Vancouver

Clark Creek Pit was used as a source of aggregate for the construction of Highway 5 in the early 1990’s.  This decommissioned pit...

City of Calgary

The City of Calgary was seeking opportunities to beneficially manage dewatered biosolids from the Shepard Lagoons.  The City’s intent...

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

The Skimikin Landfill located near Salmon Arm, British Columbia was closed and capped in 2005.  SYLVIS designed and implemented a ...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

Watts Point quarry is located approximately 6 km south of Squamish, British Columbia.  ConAgg Quarries (now Lehigh Hanson), which owns...

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Biosolids Task Group developed a Canada-wide approach for biosolids...

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

In addition to using standard economic, social and environmental criteria, the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of biosolids management...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

The Lehigh – Sechelt mine reclamation program was initiated in 1998 in order to progressively reclaim the mine using residuals...

EPCOR Water Services Inc.

The current biosolids management guidelines in Alberta, “Guidelines for the Application of Municipal Wastewater Sludges to...

Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership

Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership operates several large mills in Prince George, BC which produce a range of residuals.  The mills burn...

City of Edmonton and EPCOR Water Services Incorporated

The City of Edmonton (City) is interested in diversifying and expanding their biosolids management program in anticipation of...

City of Edmonton and EPCOR Water Services Incorporated

The City of Edmonton (City) sought a more diverse biosolids management program to meet annual biosolids production and address the...

City of Edmonton and EPCOR Water Services Incorporated

The City of Edmonton (City) and EPCOR Water Services (EPCOR) have long-standing programs of biosolids management that include...

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

SYLVIS works closely with provincial and federal regulatory agencies not only in regulatory and best management practice development...

British Columbia Ministry of Environment

On September 1, 2007 the Soil Amendment Code of Practice (SACoP) came into force in British Columbia. The SACoP is a ministerial ...

Metro Vancouver

Biosolids as feedstock in developing fabricated topsoils for use in landfill closures represents a major shift in the relationship...

City of Revelstoke

SYLVIS worked with the City of Revelstoke to evaluate options for management and reuse of organic residuals at the City’s Jordan Pit...

British Columbia Ministry of Environment

For over a decade SYLVIS was an active participant in the development of the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR) of British...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited’s (Lehigh) Sechelt Operation is the largest sand and gravel mine in North America.  SYLVIS initiated a...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited’s (Lehigh) Sechelt Operations is the largest sand and gravel mine in North America. In 1998 SYLVIS...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

Product quality and cleanliness are paramount to aggregate production.  As part of processing, aggregates are washed prior to...

Metro Vancouver

For over a decade, SYLIVS has worked with Metro Vancouver to implement turn-key biosolids management at a variety of sites across...

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) updated its Design and Operating Plan for the Salmon Arm Landfill. Within the Plan,...

Capital Regional District

The Capital Regional District (CRD) operates the Hartland landfill located northwest of Victoria within the Municipality of Saanich, ...

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

SYLVIS, together with Sperling Hansen Associates, prepared a closure plan for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s (CSRD) Skimikin...

Ecowaste Industries Limited

The Ecowaste Landfill located in Richmond, British Columbia accepts non-putrescible waste, primarily from construction and demolition...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

Education and awareness are key components of a successful biosolids land application program.  Lehigh Producer’s Pit, located west of...

Universities, Community Groups

Education and awareness are vital to effective residuals management. SYLVIS supports sustainable, environmentally responsible...

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

SYLVIS’s extensive experience in planning and policy development is national in scope. SYLVIS has worked with the Canadian Council of...

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) developed a Canada-wide approach for the management of municipal...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

Stakeholder education, consultation and involvement are of paramount importance in the acceptance of biosolids management programs. ...

EPCOR Water Services Inc.

In evaluating new opportunities for beneficial use of Edmonton Region biosolids, SYLVIS implemented an operation-scale demonstration...

SYLVIS

Numerous residuals generated by municipalities and industries may be used in single-use beneficial management opportunities alone.  ...

Ecowaste Industries Limited

Since 2006, SYLVIS Environmental has been working with Ecowaste Industries Ltd., to develop, implement and operate innovative methods...

Metro Vancouver

Mount Polley Mining Corporation (Mount Polley) is an active metal mine located near Likely, British Columbia.  Metro Vancouver...

Landscape Professionals

In contrast to many traditional soil products which incorporate the use of feedstock which must be mined, MetroGrow capitalizes on the...

Ecowaste Industries Limited

In partnership with the Ecowaste Landfill, SYLVIS developed an innovative soil-plant treatment system for the leachate produced at the...

Comox Valley Regional District

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) issued a request for proposals for engineering services for the Comox Valley Waste...

City of Edmonton

The City of Edmonton (City) engaged SYLVIS to identify, evaluate, prioritize and implement novel biosolids applications to diversify...

City of Edmonton and EPCOR Water Services Incorporated

The City of Edmonton (City) is seeking to manage the accumulated biosolids in its storage lagoons with a program that beneficially...

British Columbia Ministry of Environment

Anaerobic digestion is a means of processing organic residuals that reduces waste volume, allows for energy production, and is suited...

Regional District of Nanaimo

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) operates two principal wastewater treatment facilities that produce biosolids, the French Creek...

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver requested guidance on approaches to tracking gains in carbon storage in land applied with biosolids.  SYLVIS reviewed...

Metro Vancouver

It is commonly accepted among biosolids managers that communication, stemming from a high level of understanding and acceptance of...

British Columbia Ministry of Environment

Over the last decade the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Environment (MoE) has development two key policy frameworks that enable the...

BC Ferries

The British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Environment instituted regulatory changes to the Municipal Sewage Regulations that recently...

YVR and Sea to Sky Highway

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is committed to sustainability. As Canada’s second busiest airport, YVR welcomes thousands of...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

One requirement of mine reclamation is to assess the availability of replacement topsoil and the feasibility of different soil...

Abitibi Consolidated Company of Canada

Abitibi-Consolidated Mackenzie Paper Division operated a pulp and paper mill in Mackenzie, British Columbia.  As part of their...

Regional District of Nanaimo

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) owns and operates a Regional Landfill.  Concurrent with the development of the landfill, the...

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Limited

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Limited Partnership (HSPP) was interested in beneficially using pulp and paper residuals generated by their...

Tervita

Tervita (formerly HAZCO) operates the Skway Nation landfill in Chilliwack, BC.  The landfill generates leachate which needs to be...

BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

Amendment of Federal regulations concerning the management of bovine slaughterhouse waste prompted the investigation of cost-effective...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

SYLVIS worked with Lehigh Hanson Materials (Lehigh) in the transformation of Producers Pit, located approximately 20km southwest of...

Metro Vancouver

Working with Metro Vancouver (then the Greater Vancouver Regional District) SYLVIS managed the metamorphosis of a gravel mine to a...

Belkorp Environmental Services Inc.

Anaerobic digestion is becoming an increasingly popular method for processing organic residuals.  Anaerobic digestion generally...

Town of Gibsons

The Town of Gibsons operates the Gibsons Wastewater Treatment Plant which produces approximately 500 wet tonnes of Class B dewatered...

District of Sechelt

SYLVIS has partnered with the District of Sechelt (DoS) to manage their biosolids for more than a decade.  SYLVIS manages all aspects...

King County

The Resource Recovery Section of Washington state’s King County sought a biosolids and residuals use opportunity that promoted...

City of Powell River

The City of Powell River operates the Westview Wastewater Treatment Plant which produces approximately 1,300 wet tonnes of Class B...

Sunshine Coast Regional District

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) operates the Chapman Creek Water Treatment Plant which provides drinking water for local...

Capital Regional District

The Capital Regional District (CRD) on Vancouver Island provides wastewater treatment to a population equivalent of approximately 330,...

Sherritt Coal

Sherritt Coal owns and operates the Obed Mountain Mine (OMM), located approximately 300 kilometres west of Edmonton, Alberta.  As...

Municipality of Jasper

The Municipality of Jasper is committed to increasing waste diversion from their landfill.  To achieve this goal the municipality was...

Metro Vancouver

In 2011, the Utility Residuals Division of Metro Vancouver (MV) managed over 60,000 bulk tonnes of biosolids and water treatment...

City of Portland

Biosolids contain trace amounts of chemicals, the source of which can originate from the food we consume, commercial and industrial...

City of Prince George

Limits on trace element concentrations in biosolids, including copper and molybdenum, help ensure the suitability of biosolids for...

City of Prince George

The City of Prince George contracted SYLVIS to complete an assessment of short-term biosolids management opportunities. The assessment...

City of Prince George

The City of Prince George generates approximately 3,000 cubic meters (m3) of biosolids annually at the Lansdowne Wastewater...

City of Prince George

Pacific Regeneration Technology (PRT) is North America’s largest producer of container-grown forest seedlings. In order to provide...

Regional District of Central Okanagan and Metro Vancouver

The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) contracted SYLVIS to undertake an assessment of short and long term biosolids...

Resort Municipality of Whistler

The Resort Municipality of Whistler‘s (RMOW) Emerald Forest Conservation Area provides habitat for upland forest and wetland species....

City of Edmonton and EPCOR Water Services Incorporated

Biosolids are the stabilized solids generated by municipal wastewater treatment.  Biosolids contain beneficial concentrations of...

City of Edmonton with Partners at EPCOR and the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) regulate biosolids management in the province of Alberta through the...

City of Edmonton with Partners at EPCOR and the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence

Canadian municipalities have recognized the need to adopt environmentally responsible and sustainable practices to achieve goals in...

Masters Thesis

Biosolids used in land application can improve carbon storage on-site, helping to mitigate climate change.  One of SYLVIS’s flagship...

City of Chilliwack

Since 2011, SYLIVS has worked with the City of Chilliwack to implement turn-key biosolids management at a variety of sites across...

City of Edmonton

The City of Edmonton (City) desires a program of biosolids management that offers a diverse array of options to provide increased...

Ecowaste Industries Limited

SYLVIS is working with Ecowaste Industries in order to design and implement innovative solutions for landfill leachate treatment at...

Metro Vancouver

Excess application of phosphorus to soils can result in high available phosphorus levels that can negatively impact local water...

N-Viro Systems Canada LP

The evaluation of residuals management options includes environmental, social and financial considerations.  A key environmental...

Metro Vancouver

Carbon sequestration with biosolids management could help municipalities meet greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals.  SYLVIS consulted...

City of Prince George

The City of Prince George contracted SYLVIS to complete an assessment biosolids management opportunities. The assessment resulted in...

Regional District of Central Okanagan

The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) contracted SYLVIS to undertake an assessment of short and long term biosolids...

Regional District of Central Okanagan

The Regional District of Central Okanagan contacted SYLVIS Environmental to undertake an assessment of short and long term biosolids...

Regional District of Nanaimo

Forest fertilization using biosolids provides two primary benefits: biosolids act as a soil conditioner and serve as a nutrient source...

City of Prince George

The Patterson Road Woodlot is a privately owned juvenile forest located 20 km from the City of Prince George. This mixed-species...

Municipality of North Cowichan

Biosolids act as a soil conditioner and serve as a nutrient source. Local British Columbia (BC) forest soils lack nutrients required...

City of Prince George

Dunkley Lumber manages a Tree Farm License (TFL) of approximately 88,000 hectares, located in proximity to the City of Prince George....

City of Abbotsford

The Joint Abbotsford Mission Environmental System (J.A.M.E.S.) wastewater treatment facility selected the fabrication of a growing...

Envirogreen Technologies Limited

Smelter Lake is a 100-hectare copper mine tailings pond located near Princeton, British Columbia. Reclamation of these fine-textured...

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Limited

Pulp and paper mill processes generate several residuals, including primary and secondary  sludge, ash and lime mud, depending on the...

Ecowaste Industries Limited

Ecowaste Industries Limited (Ecowaste) operates a construction demolition waste landfill in Richmond, British Columbia. Ecowaste...

Ecowaste Industries Limited

The Ecowaste Landfill located in Richmond, British Columbia accepts non-putrescible waste, primarily from construction and demolition...

Similco Mine

SYLVIS is using biosolids to solve reclamation challenges. Smelter Lake, the former tailings pond for the Similco Mine, presents a...

Gibraltar Mine

The Cariboo Regional District landfill located at Gibraltar Mine opened in 2003 to accept municipal solid waste from communities...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

The Monteith Bay silica mine is located in a remote inlet on the northwest corner of Vancouver Island. Rock associated with the silica...

City of Edmonton

As a result of the positive outcomes of demonstration projected conducted by SYLVIS using City of Edmonton biosolids, regional...

City of Edmonton with Partners at EPCOR and the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence

Biosolids generated from the Edmonton region’s two wastewater treatment plants have been historically lagoon stored and managed either...

N-Viro Systems Canada LP

N-Viro Systems LP (N-Viro) constructed a facility near Banff, Alberta to treat organic residuals, including biosolids, in an alkaline...

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

Each year, Lehigh Materials hosts a public open house which gives the community an opportunity to learn about mining and reclamation...