Summit Earthworks’ Newest Soil Management Centre

Summit Earthworks is excited to announce that the construction of its newest Ministry of Environment approved Soil Management Centre has commenced at Derwent Way in New Westminster, after multiple years of planning, permitting and consultations. Summit takes pride in being a full-service environmental contractor specializing in providing numerous soil management solutions for our municipal, provincial, federal and private business partners across the province. This facility will be a cost-effective option for our clients in the management of contaminated materials.

Key facility details include:

  • Accepted material will include waste soil primarily from development sites and remediation sites in Metro Vancouver meeting Residential, Commercial and Industrial standards.  
  • Offload options will include trucking, rail and barge.
  • For remediation, the soils will be transloaded to our permanent treatment/disposal facility in Mission, BC. 
  • No hazardous waste (HW) is accepted at the facility. 

For our existing and new customers, some of the immediate benefits will consist of:

  • Highly reduced carbon footprint;
  • Shortened travel distance. No need to go to distant facilities; 
  • Reduction in trucks on regional road network; 
  • Lowered costs for developments and site remediation; 
  • Central location cuts travel time and gas use; 
  • Responsible management of contaminated soils; 
  • Accessible location reduces probability of illegal dumping; 
  • Local job creation; 

Summit Earthworks has carefully considered limiting the facility’s environmental footprint. Some of the investments illustrating that commitment include: 

Noise-reducing features:

  • Soil berm and noise barrier fence; 
  • Below ground level soil storage area; 
  • Tree barrier on the west border of the property;

Environmental protection features:

  • Impermeable lining of soil storage area; 
  • Reinforced concrete wall around the soil storage area; 
  • Water collection and onsite treatment; 
  • Culvert, storm drains and catch basins; 
  • Two underground infiltration systems to direct stormwater from the roof drainage; 
  • Containment curb south and east of the unloading area; 
  • Conveyor spill tray to contain soil runoff; 

Please refer to our Facility page,, for progress updates.