The CRD established a local service for solid waste disposal in 1973. The Environmental Resource Management (ERM) division is responsible for municipal solid waste management, including waste reduction, recycling programs and the operation of Hartland Landfill. ERM reports to the Environmental Services Committee who make recommendations to the CRD Board.

Environmental resource management in the Capital Region is based on the 5R pollution prevention hierarchy of Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, Resource Recovery and Residual Management with the goal of extending the life of Hartland Landfill by minimizing waste disposal and maximizing diversion opportunities.

All costs associated with CRD solid waste disposal and diversion programs are funded through tipping and user fee revenues at Hartland Landfill, service delivery agreements for stewarded materials, sale of electricity and sale of recyclables.

2024 Hartland Landfill Policy Changes and Bylaw Updates

New material bans, adjustments to the tipping fee structure and increased bylaw fines at Hartland Landfill could divert up to 40,500 tonnes of waste a year, contributing to reducing the region’s waste by more than one-third.

2022 Waste Composition Study

Waste compositions studies are completed approximately every five years to provide a snapshot of what is being sent to Hartland Landfill. Results from the report will assist in planning to achieve the targets and goals in the 2021 Solid Waste Management Plan. 

Solid Waste Management Plan

A solid waste management plan is a legally mandated document by the Province of British Columbia.

Rethink Waste Newsletter

Are you interested in regional solid waste project updates, initiatives, or opportunities to become more involved in waste reduction? To stay in the loop, subscribe to our Rethink Waste e-newsletter. We will send periodic newsletters with updates on solid waste management plan implementation, regional solid waste reduction opportunities and other solid waste related topics.


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