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Reduce Waste at Home

Select a residential area below to be directed to information that is specific to your area to help you prepare for the October 1, 2022 change in disposal regulations. Food waste, food soiled paper and paper is no longer disposable as garbage.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of resources to help you reduce the waste generated at home.

How do you know what's recyclable?

For residents using their blue bins or the depots: if the type of paper, paper packaging and cardboard are listed as "accepted" at https://recyclebc.ca/what-can-i-recycle/ then it is recyclable and subject to the disposal regulation change and can no longer be disposed of as garbage. Click here for information for businesses.

Resources for Reducing Waste

Click Here for how to reduce your food waste at home.

Click Here for resources to reduce your waste.

Click Here for ongoing waste reduction initiatives available from the SCRD.

Click here to go back to the Reduce Waste landing page.