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.

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 4, which will be the focus of public, stakeholder and Indigenous consultations.

On October 14, 2020 the CRD Board directed staff to proceed with a second phase of community and local government consultation on the draft solid waste management plan.  Staff are bringing the results of this second phase of engagement, the final draft Solid Waste Management Plan and next steps for implementation to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Environmental Services Committee and Board in spring 2021. 

Stage 1 - Initiate Progress

  • Regional Board resolution
  • Stakeholder notification
  • Establish planning team and committee
  • Develop the budget
  • Design the consultation process

Stage 2 - Set the Plan Direction

Stage 3 - Evaluate Options

Stage 4 - Prepare and Adopt the Plan

Planning Resources

Public Engagement Reports

CRD Solid Waste Management

Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

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