The CRD established a local service for solid waste disposal in 1973. The Environmental Resource Management (ERM) division is responsible for municipal solid waste management, including waste reduction, recycling programs and the operation of Hartland Landfill. ERM reports to the Environmental Services Committee who make recommendations to the CRD Board.

Environmental resource management in the Capital Region is based on the 5R pollution prevention hierarchy of Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, Resource Recovery and Residual Management with the goal of extending the life of Hartland Landfill by minimizing waste disposal and maximizing diversion opportunities.

All costs associated with CRD solid waste disposal and diversion programs are funded through tipping and user fee revenues at Hartland Landfill, service delivery agreements for stewarded materials, sale of electricity and sale of recyclables.

2023 Material Stream Diversion

In May 2022, the CRD Board directed staff to initiate procurement for processing of materials that could be diverted from the landfill and return to committee with proposed amendments to the Hartland Tipping Fee and Regulation Bylaw No. 3881. Based on work completed with a technical advisor, a recommended series of policy changes and corresponding bylaw amendments to come into effect January 1st, 2024 were presented to the Board. Read more about the proposed changes in the recent media release.

2022 Waste Composition Study

Waste compositions studies are completed approximately every five years to provide a snapshot of what is being sent to Hartland Landfill. Results from the report will assist in planning to achieve the 2021 Solid Waste Management Plan waste disposal target of 250kg/capita by 2031, a one third reduction from current levels. 

Solid Waste Management Plan

A solid waste management plan is a legally mandated document by the Province of British Columbia.

Rethink Waste Newsletter

Are you interested in regional solid waste project updates, initiatives, or opportunities to become more involved in waste reduction? To stay in the loop, subscribe to our Rethink Waste e-newsletter. We will send periodic newsletters with updates on solid waste management plan implementation, regional solid waste reduction opportunities and other solid waste related topics.


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