2011 Solid Waste Management Plan

The last Solid Waste Management Plan was created in 2011 for the region. These plans are updated every 10 years to ensure they reflect changing community needs. We need the community’s input on new plan components like programs and initiatives to divert waste and future disposal options. Read the plan here.

Key milestones include:

  1. The SCRD's weekly food waste collection (Green Bin) program launched on October 6, 2020. This project enables the community to divert approximately 35% of household waste that would have ended up in the Sechelt Landfill.
  2. Since 2011, the SCRD has introduced incentive-based tipping fees, started an illegal dumping program, expanded reuse facilities at landfills, and community reuse and repair centers.
  3. The 2011 target is to divert 69% of the region’s solid waste from the Sechelt Landfill.

Since 2011, the Pender Harbour Landfill has closed and the Sechelt Landfill is rapidly approaching capacity and is expected to close by mid-2025. This means the SCRD needs to identify a new long-term disposal option and seek approval from the Province through a SWMP Update.

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