CRD Celebrates Waste Reduction Week with Giveaway, Public Tours

Oct 18, 2021

Victoria, BC — The Capital Regional District (CRD) is celebrating Waste Reduction Week from October 18-24 with a number of education programs to help residents decrease the amount of waste they generate.

“Reduce is the first ‘R’ in pollution prevention and is the very foundation of the CRD’s new solid waste management plan,” said CRD Environmental Services Committee Chair Barb Desjardins. “Although much of our plan is focused on specific material streams and waste generators, reducing the region’s overall waste to 250 kg/capita by 2030 is a big undertaking that will require every one of us to find new ways to trim down what we consume in our daily lives.”

Now in its 20th year, Waste Reduction Week is a national campaign that promotes innovation in waste reduction and the value of a sustainable, circular economy where products are designed so resources can be reused and reinvested into new products again and again.

To celebrate, the CRD will be rolling out daily social media content on key waste management issues, including textiles, electronics, plastics and food.  Residents who follow along will have the chance to win one of six $50 gift cards to a local business that prioritizes waste reduction.

CRD staff are also hosting two public tours of the landfill for residents interested in learning more about where their garbage goes on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6.  Pre-registration is required and participants will be required to follow current public health orders. 

To learn more and register, please visit

For details on the CRD’s solid waste management plan, including priority areas for the first three years of the plan, please visit


Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at


For media inquiries, please contact:
Melanie Tromp Hoover, Communications Supervisor
CRD Environmental Services
Tel: 250.360.3287
Cell: 250.818.1489