Rethink Waste

Together, there is a lot we can do to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill.

Nearly half of waste sent to Hartland Landfill is not garbage. The easiest way to reduce waste is to avoid purchasing or creating it in the first place. When you need to buy products or materials, the next steps are to reuse, and then recycle so materials can be turned into valuable new products.

The CRD's Solid Waste Management Plan has a target of reducing waste in the region by more than one third over the next decade. Through zero waste and circular economy principles, the plan includes strategies for reducing all streams of solid waste to extend the life of Hartland Landfill to 2100 and beyond.

Explore this section to learn more about what each of us can do, as individuals, businesses, and governments, to significantly reduce and rethink waste.

What's New

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved moving forward with policy changes that will see more waste diverted from Hartland Landfill beginning January 1, 2024. Read the full media release linked above for more information.

Waste composition 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.

Media Releases