The Capital Regional District (CRD) is asking the public for input on a new solid waste management plan, with a goal of reducing per capita waste from 380 kg to 250 kg by 2030.
The new plan will guide the CRD’s management of recyclables, compostable material and garbage from homes, businesses, and institutions, as well as construction and demolition sites.
CRD Board Chair Colin Plant says that “there have been significant changes to the way in which we think about and manage waste since the
last management plan was developed.”
“It’s time that we rethink how we manage solid waste to ensure we are doing it in the best way possible and continue to expand our efforts to prevent waste in the first place.”
The CRD says the plan will look at ways to extend the life of the Hartland Landfill, including future landfill design options.
The CRD says that the public can learn more about the new plan and provide feedback online at www.crd.bc.ca/rethinkwaste before Sunday December 1.
Members of the public can also attend any of the open house events listed at the same URL.
The CRD says that following public engagement, a draft plan will be published in spring 2020. A second round of public engagement will provide feedback on the draft, in late spring 2020.