What is Integrated Resource Management?

Integrated Resource Management (IRM) is a process that promotes integrated management of solid and liquid waste residuals to maximize resource recovery through combined processing of some, or all of these materials.

From 2017-18, the CRD Board took a close look at all waste streams to find proven practical solutions to recover resources and make sure they are beneficially used.  This IRM procurement process concluded in 2018 and the Board has since directed staff to pursue beneficial use options for discreet waste streams.

For more information on the beneficial use of biosolids, click here.

For more information on the beneficial use of solid waste streams, click here.

Recent Decisions

January 2018

At their January 10 meeting, the CRD Board directed staff to focus on two discreet IRM procurement opportunities in lieu of comprehensive technology procurement for all solid and liquid waste residuals.

  • In-Region Kitchen Scraps Processing
  • Beneficial Use of Biosolids from the Wastewater Treatment Project