Plans and Strategies

Solid Waste Management Plan

Solid Waste Management Plan – Updated 2016

The PRRD developed a Regional Solid Waste Management Plan that was approved in 2009.  The Plan addresses three key areas:

  • Greater efficiency of programs and services
  • Greater focus on reducing, reusing, and recycling to protect our environment
  • Greater focus on sustainable management to protect future generations

Solid Waste Activities and Achievements include:

  • Construction of modern, controlled transfer stations will replace unattended existing facilities
    • 12 transfer stations have already been built between 2012-2013
    • Five more transfer stations will be built by 2019/2020 to complete the network
    • The Dawson Creek Transfer Station will be retrofitted in 2018 – new scale house
  • Share Shed pilot programs have been launched at all rural transfer stations.  The North Peace Regional Landfill will be piloting a share shed, set to open by end of year 2017 
  • Landfill gas management system was constructed and built in 2013, and has been operational since 2014.  Expansion is set to take place
  • Developing a variety of public awareness and education programs to further promote waste reduction
  • Recycling program to divert multi-materials from landfills
  • Waste Composition Audit started in Spring of 2017 and consist of four sampling events.  Last sampling will occur Winter 2018.
  • Development of wood waste management plan with a pilot composting project

Provincial Stewardship Programs

There are numerous provincial stewardship programs that have been developed to take back a variety of items to be recycled, reused, and disposed of in an environmental sound manner.  For more information click on the various links to learn more about these provincial stewardship program:

BC Product Stewardship

Beer Container Recycling

Beverage Containers Return Program

Cell Phones Recycling Program

Electronics Recycling Program

Paint Recycling Program

Flammable Liquids, Pesticides and Solvents 

Tire Recycling Program

Oil Recycling Program