The Powell River Regional District is in the final stages of updating the Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Plan (SWMP); which includes more opportunities to recycle; compost yard, garden and food waste; clean up our contaminated waste incinerator site off Marine Avenue; and build a Resource Recovery Centre (including waste transfer station). The public consultation phase took place from September 1 – October 15th 2017. A newsletter was mailed out in early September, you can still view an online version. Online surveys and public feedback has been consolidated, an updated draft will be heading to the Regional District board for approval, which will then be sent to the Ministry of Environment for approval.
If you were unable to attend an open house, check out the online version of the presentation here. Each open house featured a series of display panels, a presentation, q&a and opportunity for input.
During the first week of October 2012, the Let’s Talk Trash team conducted a Commercial Waste Audit of 16 local businesses. The intention of this waste composition study was to glean information on waste habits and patterns and identify opportunities for improved waste reduction.
Benefits to local businesses for participating in this waste composition study include:
- Reduction in Waste Disposal Costs
- Improving Internal Waste Disposal and Recycling Systems
- Maximizing Resource Recovery
Thank you to the local businesses for providing us with this opportunity!