Plans and Strategies

Solid Waste Management Plan

Solid Waste Management Plan

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
    • Nine transfer stations have already been built between 2012-2013
    • Eight more transfer stations will be built by 2016 to complete the network
    • The Dawson Creek Transfer Station will be retrofitted in 2015/2016
  • Share Shed pilot programs launched at Rose Prairie, Cecil Lake, Prespatou, and Tomslake to encourage community sharing and further divert waste
  • Landfill gas management system was constructed and built in 2013, and will be operational in 2014
  • Developing a variety of public awareness and education programs to further promote waste reduction
  • Recycling program to divert multi-materials from landfills
  • 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