CRD hosts online open house to share information and gather feedback regarding the long-term options for biosolids

Feb 07, 2024

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) invites members of the public to an online open house to learn more and provide feedback on what should be considered within the Long-Term Biosolids Management Plan. This session will provide an overview of the long-term options and technologies the CRD is exploring to harness the benefits of biosolids, including information on regulatory requirements, technical reviews of the options, and a moderated question period. The Province of BC requires that the CRD submit a Long-Term Biosolids Management Plan by June 2024.

Long-Term Biosolids Management Plan Open House
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
6:00 pm

Biosolids are the nutrient-rich, by-product of wastewater treatment. The CRD produces high quality class A biosolids and wants to ensure they are being used in a beneficial manner. In 2020, when the CRD first introduced wastewater treatment in the core area, short-term biosolids management plans were put in place. Now, with a better understanding of our operations and available options, we are actively exploring long-term solutions.

The CRD is receiving feedback on the options available which include:

  • Industrial Land Reclamation (e.g., mines or quarries)
  • Fuel for Incineration / Combustion (e.g., for cement kilns)
  • Forest Fertilization
  • Pyrolysis or Gasification Technology (e.g., to create biochar/gas)
  • Bagged Fertilizer for Residential Use
  • Fertilizer for Agriculture
  • Wholesale Fertilizer for Landscaping (e.g., lawns, boulevards, golf courses)

Prior to introducing wastewater treatment in the core area, the CRD Board of Directors passed a biosolids land application ban based on the concerns of members of the public.

 For those unable to attend, the information session will be recorded and published to the CRD’s engagement website at Residents are also encouraged to complete the online survey and submit questions.

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 government partners 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:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492