A solid waste management plan is a legally mandated document by the Province of British Columbia. The original CRD Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) was approved by the Minister of Environment in 1989. There have been two subsequent revisions to the original plan plus eight amendments.
In 2012, the CRD started the development of Revision 3 and appointed a Public and Technical Advisory Committee. Work on the new plan was put on hold in 2015 to investigate integrated resource management opportunities.
In March 2018, the Board directed staff to resume work on the plan and appointed a new Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
The Guide to Solid Waste Management Planning outlines four steps in developing a plan. The steps are outlined below and include documents produced between 2012 and 2014.