CRD seeks feedback on draft Solid Waste Management Plan

Nov 18, 2020

Victoria, BC — The Capital Regional District (CRD) is developing a new solid waste management plan to reduce how much material is sent to Hartland Landfill and guide how the region’s waste is managed in a safe, secure and sustainable way now and in the future.

“Public engagement is a key part of developing the CRD’s solid waste management plan and, with this in mind, the CRD is inviting feedback from residents on our draft plan until January 15,” said Larisa Hutcheson, General Manager of Parks and Environmental Services with the CRD.

The draft plan includes proposed strategies and actions for reducing and managing all streams of solid waste—including recyclables, compostable material and garbage—with an eye to extending the life of Hartland Landfill to 2100 and beyond.

In late 2019, the CRD carried out an extensive first phase of public engagement that sought feedback on the goals and strategies proposed in this draft management plan. 

“Overall, there was a high level of support for all plan elements during this first round of engagement,” said Hutcheson. “Some actions—particularly those associated with ensuring Hartland Landfill is used as effectively and efficiently as possible—have started an important conversation in the community that will continue over the coming months as we engage all residents in this second phase of consultation.”

Capital region residents are invited to visit to review the draft plan, learn what feedback has been received so far and provide input through an online comment form. 

Residents interested in learning more about specific projects within the draft plan can attend a live-streamed information session on Monday, December 14 via the CRD’s YouTube channel.

The CRD will carefully consider all feedback from both phases of public consultation in the development of its final plan.  

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Melanie Tromp Hoover, Communications Supervisor
CRD Environmental Services
Tel: 250.360.3287
Cell: 250.818.1489