The FVRD has completed the Public Consultation on its Draft Solid Waste Management Plan - an updated 10-year plan for our region’s garbage.
The first round of consultation took place in 2009, when the public was asked about their vision for the future of waste management and the types of services they hoped to see in the region. The FVRD then worked with its member municipalities and an advisory committee to prepare the Draft Plan, which is largely shaped by comments received when the public was first consulted.
An advisory committee was formed to oversee the successful implementation of the Solid Waste Management Plan update process. Committee members represent a wide range of community interests, including local residents, environmental groups, waste haulers, First Nations, school districts and member municipalities.
To view a copy of the Draft Plan, please click on the link below:
Solid Waste Management Plan Update - Draft Plan and Appendices
The FVRD will carefully review and consider all the feedback received from the public.
When the Draft Plan is finalized, it will be presented to the FVRD Board of Directors for approval, and then forwarded to the BC Ministry of Environment for its final endorsement.
What is the Plan?
The Ministry of Environment requires all regional districts in the province to have a plan for how their region’s garbage will be managed and reduced.
Why are we updating the Plan?
A lot has changed since 1996, when the FVRD’s first Plan was adopted. There are more people living in our region, more garbage is being produced and new programs are being added to stop materials from ending up in landfills.
Because of these and other changes, regional districts need to update their Solid Waste Management Plans to make sure that the programs and actions continue to be effective in reducing the region’s garbage.