Solid Waste Management Plan
Zero waste is the long term goal for waste management in the Region.
The PRRD developed a Regional Solid Waste Management Plan that was approved in 2009 and updated in 2016. 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
- 15 transfer stations have already been built between 2012-2016
- Six more transfer stations will be built in 2019/2021 to complete the network
- Share Shed programs have been launched at all rural transfer stations. The North Peace Regional Landfill’s Share Shed opened the summer of 2014!
- Landfill gas management system was constructed and built in 2013, and has been operational since 2014. Vertical Well Expansion is currently taking 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, where the last sample occurred in Winter 2018.
- Development of wood waste management plan with a pilot composting project
Waste Composition Audit
The Peace River Regional District completed a year-long waste composition at all three regional landfills between Spring of 2017 and Winter 2018. To read the report click the following link: Four Season Report.