WRIP

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What is it?

The Waste Reduction Initiatives Program (WRIP) is in place to provide funding to community groups, non-profit societies, registered charitable organizations and school groups for projects that contribute to waste reduction or that divert materials from the landfill.

What are the requirements to qualify?

Projects must be based in the SCRD's boundaries, serve one or more communities on the Sunshine Coast and include a plan for how the applicant will measure, quantify and report out on the amount of waste the project is expected to reduce and/or divert waste from the landfill.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Community groups and community associations
  • Non-profit societies
  • Registered charitable organizations
  • School Districts 46 and 93
  • Schools groups (e.g. Parent Advisory Committees, environmental clubs)

Project categories include:

  • Community reuse and repair
  • Composting
  • Construction & demolition waste reduction, reuse and recycling
  • Food waste reduction
  • Green waste reduction
  • Organizational recycling and waste reduction programs

Further details on the program can be found in the Program Criteria and Guidelines (top right of this page).

What is it?

The Waste Reduction Initiatives Program (WRIP) is in place to provide funding to community groups, non-profit societies, registered charitable organizations and school groups for projects that contribute to waste reduction or that divert materials from the landfill.

What are the requirements to qualify?

Projects must be based in the SCRD's boundaries, serve one or more communities on the Sunshine Coast and include a plan for how the applicant will measure, quantify and report out on the amount of waste the project is expected to reduce and/or divert waste from the landfill.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Community groups and community associations
  • Non-profit societies
  • Registered charitable organizations
  • School Districts 46 and 93
  • Schools groups (e.g. Parent Advisory Committees, environmental clubs)

Project categories include:

  • Community reuse and repair
  • Composting
  • Construction & demolition waste reduction, reuse and recycling
  • Food waste reduction
  • Green waste reduction
  • Organizational recycling and waste reduction programs

Further details on the program can be found in the Program Criteria and Guidelines (top right of this page).

  • News

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    2023 Recipients were announced in November 2023. Check out this new release and check back here this spring for information about current projects.

    >News Release<

  • Summary of Projects from 2022

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    In 2022, 6 projects received funding from WRIP.

    Organization

    Project Name

    Funds Received

    Roberts Creek Community Association

    Roberts Creek Community Hall waste reduction initiative

    $1,250

    Langdale Elementary School

    Hot lunch program – reusable dishes

    $810

    Gibsons Elementary School/Coast Alternative School Heritage Building

    Paper towel diversion project

    $511

    Chatelech Secondary School

    Single use white board marker replacement pilot project

    $570

    Sunshine Coast Alternative School

    “Upcycling” workshop outfitting

    $550

    Kinnikinnick Elementary School

    Paper towel and composting project

    $250

    Total

    $3,941


    See short descriptions below about each of these projects.

    The Roberts Creek Community Association implemented reusable food service dishware at the Roberts Creek Community Hall to prevent the generation of single use items. This included table ware and servicing dishes for community events, coffee and tea stations. This resource is available to anyone who rents the facility.

    Langdale Elementary School now provides hot lunches using reusable dishes thanks to WRIP funding. With the help of parent volunteers, student lunches no longer generate 100s of disposable cups, plates and cutlery.

    Gibsons Elementary School and Kinnikinnick Elementary School started paper towel composting projects to prevent compostable paper towels from being thrown in the landfill.

    Sunshine Coast Alternative School turned materials that would have go to waste into art to be appreciated in the community. Students learned about rethinking what needs to be waste and shared their creativity and messaging in the community.

    Chatelech Secondary School reduced it's reliance on disposable white board markers by investing in reusable, refillable and repairable white board markers.


  • 2022 Repurposed Waste into Art - Sunshine Coast Alternative School

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    Sunshine Coast Alternative Schools students repurposed potential waste into Art. Projects included repurposing wood waste from donated pool tables, turning textile scraps into pillows and repurposing recyclables into robots. K - 12 students learned about waste as a potential resources and community members donated items that would have otherwise eventually made their way to the landfill. If you were lucky you got to see this art on display all around the Coast. Thank you to the students for your creativity and your teacher for leading the way. Thank you to the community for your generous donations. From everyone involved in this project, we hope it inspires everyone to rethink about your waste.







  • 2022 Reusable Dishware for the Roberts Creek Community Hall

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    The Roberts Creek Community Hall now has reusable dishware for hosting large and small events and reducing waste for future functions. Events and gatherings hosting tea and coffee service, meals and drinks will no longer use disposable dishware. Since the dishware was purchased in March 100s of drinks have been provided without needing to throw away disposable cups. They're ready for use and contact the Roberts Creek Community Association for more information. Kudos to the hall stewards and all those that helped make this possible.

  • 2022 Reducing Lunch Waste - Langdale Elementary

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    Langdale Elementary school moved to reusable and washable dishware for hot lunches. This change has drastically changed the amount of waste generated during hot lunches. Paper, plastic or styrofoam cups plates and cutlery no longer have to purchased. Talk about a double win - save money and reduce waste! With about 100 students that's 100 plates, 100 cups and 100 forks that are no longer going to landfill every time lunch is served. Way to go! Many thanks go out to the parents and volunteers who assist with making this a success.

  • 2022 Waste Reduction - Single Use Markers at Chatelech Secondary

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    Chatelech Secondary tackled single use plastic reduction by providing white board markers to classrooms that can be refilled instead of having to be thrown away. With these markers less plastic is made and there is the potential to expand this to other schools. Many thanks to everyone involved, especially those who helped to teach users how to refill these safely (mostly mess free).

  • 2022 Paper towel composting - Gibsons and Kinnikinnick Elementary Schools

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    Paper towels from school washrooms are not going to garbage at the Gibsons and Kinnikinnick Elementary Schools. Teachers from both of these schools spearheaded the charge to help students sort out paper towels that were used to dry hands from going to the landfill. This resource is composted along with all the food waste collected in the community. Thank you to the teachers and students for making this program a success.

  • Summary of Projects from 2019

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    In 2019 there were 4 projects funded by WRIP.


    Organization Project Name Funds Received

    Elphinstone
    Secondary School

    Composting Project with School Garden Club & Culinary Arts Program

    $ 671.42

    Gibsons Community Building Society
    (Gibsons Public Market)

    Launch facility Recycling infrastructure

    $ 1,000.00

    North Thormanby Community Association

    North Thormanby community composting project

    $ 1,714.00

    Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living

    Recycling project for residents that receive SCACL assistance

    $ 1,614.58

    These projects tackled waste reduction, education and raised awareness in the community about the importance of utilizing food waste as a resource. North Thormanby Community Association and Elphinstone Secondary School prevented food waste from going to the landfill and turned into a resource to be used on site. Gibson Public Market and Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living increased access to recycling diversion options.


  • Project Summary from 2015-2018

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    Organization

    Project Name

    Area Served

    Funds Received

    2018

    Serendipity Child Care

    Daycare composting and education

    All

    $

    522.16

    2017

    North Thormanby Community Association

    North Thormanby community composting project

    North Thormanby, Area B

    $

    1,500.00

    Roberts Creek
    Community School

    Community Composting Project

    Area D

    $

    605.00

    St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church

    On-site community composting project

    Town of Gibsons

    $

    750.00

    Sunshine Coast
    Repair Café

    Repair Café expansion

    All

    $

    880.00

    West Sechelt Elementary

    School Composting Program

    District of Sechelt

    $

    772.50

    West Howe Sound Community Association

    Community Composting Project

    Area F

    $

    530.00

    2016

    Coast Canning Cooperative

    Community Canning Project Expansion

    All

    $

    1,500.00

    Gibsons Curling Club

    Recycling Program

    All

    $

    175.00

    Gibsons
    Elementary School

    Recycling and Composting Program

    Town of Gibsons

    $

    2,015.00

    2015

    Coast Canning Cooperative

    Establishing Community Canning Kitchen

    All

    $

    1,940.00

    One Straw Society

    Annual Fruit Tree Harvesting Program

    All

    $

    1,290.00

    Roberts Creek
    Community Association

    Community waste separation program enhancement

    Area D

    $

    200.00

    Sargent Bay Society

    Green Cone food scrap digester pilot program

    Area B, All

    $

    1,120.00

    Transition Sunshine
    Coast Canada

    Education and awareness campaign addressing green waste

    Area F

    $

    450.00

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