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The CRD is preparing a new Solid Waste Management Plan to reduce and manage solid waste in the capital region. Your input is important!
This plan is looking at ways to extend the life of the Hartland Landfill beyond 2100, by significantly reducing waste and reusing/recycling materials as much as possible and considering future landfill design options. The aim is to reduce our waste from 380 kg per capita (2018 levels) to 250 kg per capita by 2030 – a reduction of more than a third. We will be seeking community input on proposed strategies through a public consultation process in the Fall of 2019.
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Solid waste includes recyclables, compostable material and garbage from homes, businesses, institutions, and construction and demolition sites. Managing solid waste is a responsibility shared by all of us.
Solid Waste Management Planning: Working Together to Rethink Waste
All regional districts must have a Solid Waste Management Plan approved by the Province of British Columbia. The region’s original plan was approved in 1989 and revised in 1991. The second revision (the current plan) was approved in 1995, with amendments made as needed.
There have been significant changes to the way in which we think about and manage waste. A new plan will ensure we continue to manage solid waste in the best way possible and further expand efforts to reduce waste in the region.
The provincial Guide to Solid Waste Management Planning sets out four stages to developing a plan, including the establishment of an advisory committee. In 2018, the CRD Board appointed the Solid Waste Advisory Committee who provide input for the plan. Currently we are at Stage 3, which will be the focus of public, stakeholder and Indigenous consultations.