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Regional Diversion

The SCRD’s current Solid Waste Management Plan, adopted in 2011, outlines twenty-four initiatives that contribute to reaching targets.

There are two targets in the SCRD’s SWMP:

  • A diversion target at 65% - 69%
  • A per capita waste disposal target at 315kg – 279kg

For details, please read the May 12, 2022 Committee of he Whole staff report
Regional Diversion – Annual Update

Click the links below to learn more.

SCRD Diversion Rate 2011 - 2021
SCRD Disposal Per Person Per Year 2011 - 2021
SCRD Regional Diversion Data 2011 - 2021


SCRD Diversion Rate 2011 - 2021

A diversion rate is calculated by dividing the amount of materials diverted (ie. via recycling) by the total waste generated (ie. disposed in the landfill + recycled).

In 2021, a total of 32,307 tonnes of waste was generated in the SCRD; of that amount, 17,825 tonnes, or 57%, was diverted through recycling options.

SCRD Disposal Per Person Per year 2011 - 2020

Disposal per person per year (per capita disposal) is calculated by dividing the total waste disposed by the total population and is expressed in kilograms. The SCRD's disposal per person per year in 2021 was 421 kg/per person.

SCRD REgional Diversion Data 2011 - 2021

The table below provides a detailed overview of the total waste generated in the SCRD between 2011 to 2021. Waste generation is the sum of waste disposed and diverted.

Disposal means buried in the Pender Harbour Landfill (until 2015) and at the Sechelt landfill.

Diversion refers to the amount of materials diverted from the landfill and includes items recycled, composted or reused.