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Waste Reduction

The SCRD’s road map for waste reduction, diversion and management is guided by the 2011 Solid Waste Management Plan and has a goal of 56%-69% diversion by 2016.

The SCRD provides a number of services and promotes resources and programs to support waste reduction and diversion in the region.

Learn more about how you can reduce or divert waste below or explore the Solid Waste web pages for more information.

BackYard Composting Guide

The SCRD has a backyard composting guide full of tips on how to make great compost in your backyard and troubleshooting ideas. Learn more about this and other ways to compost yard and food waste in the region here.

REUSE AND Recycling Directory

The SCRD's Reuse and Recycling Directory is great resource to help SCRD residents learn where to take various materials here on the coast.

Waste REduction Initiatives Program

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.