The qathet Regional District’s updated 10 year Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Plan (SWMP) of 2017 was approved by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
It 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 transfer station). Public consultation took place in the fall of 2017 and feedback was consolidated and forwarded to the qathet Regional District for consideration.
A Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) is a blueprint for how regional districts will reduce, reuse, recycle, compost and dispose of garbage for the next 10-20 years.
View the qRD and Lasqueti SWMPs here:
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!