The Environmental Resource Management Division is responsible for solid waste management in the Capital Region. The CRD became responsible for solid waste disposal in 1973 when the Province of BC directed all regional districts to take control of solid waste disposal within their borders.

All programs are funded with revenue form three sources:

  • fees collected at Hartland landfill
  • funding received from producers for managing stewardship items
  • sale of resources and recyclable materials

No funding is drawn from the municipal tax system.

Our most recent calculations indicate that at present filling rates, capacity is expected to be reached in 35 years given current landfill operations.

Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan

The Solid Waste Management Plan is a legally binding document mandated by the Province of British Columbia. Read more >>