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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.

Projects must be based in the SCRD's boundaries, serve one or more communities on the Sunshine Coast and include a plan for how the applicant will measure, quantify and report out on the amount of waste the project is expected to reduce and/or divert waste from the landfill.

Project categories include:

  • Community reuse and repair
  • Composting
  • Construction & demolition waste reduction, reuse and recycling
  • Food waste reduction
  • Green waste reduction
  • Organizational recycling and waste reduction programs

Have questions about the program? Contact 604.885.6806 or email infrastructure@scrd.ca

2018 WRIP

In 2018, a total of $5000 is available to help give community organizations the ability to develop and implement their own ideas that support waste reduction and diversion on the Sunshine Coast.

The deadline for project applications closed on May 11, 2018 and applications are currently under review.

Please review the WRIP Criteria and Guidelines to learn more about this program. The next call for applications will be in Spring 2019.

Have a question about WRIP? Please contact infrastructure@scrd.ca or 604-885-6806.

2017 WRIP

In 2017, six organizations received funding for projects as part of the Waste Reduction Initiatives Program (WRIP).

  • North Thormanby Community Association - Implementation of a community composting program
  • Roberts Creek Community School - A community composter project in partnership with local businesses.
  • St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church - An on-site composting program for the food bank and nearby organizations.
  • Sunshine Coast Repair Café - Launch of monthly repair cafés to Sechelt and Pender Harbour (currently monthly in Gibsons)
  • West Sechelt Elementary - Launch of a school composting program
  • West Howe Sound Community Association - Expansion of the association's mobile community composting initiative.

2016 WRIP

In 2016, three organizations received funding for projects as part of the Waste Reduction Initiatives Program (WRIP).

  • Coast Canning Cooperative - Increase organization's ability to store and preserve gleaned local fruit to reduce food waste
  • Gibsons Curling Club - Launch a new paper and container recycling program for the club.
  • Gibsons Elementary School - Implement a new school-wide composting and recycling program.

2015 WRIP

In 2015, five organizations received funding for projects as part of the Waste Reduction Initiatives Program (WRIP).

  • Coast Canning Cooperative - Establish a community canning kitchen
  • One Straw Society - Annual fruit tree harvesting program
  • Roberts Creek Community Association - Improvement to existing waste separation bins at the Roberts Creek Library and Hall
  • Sargent Bay Society - Green Cone food scrap digestor pilot program
  • Transition Sunshine Coast Canada - Education and awareness raising event to address green waste dumping in Langdale