Solid Waste Management Plan Update Engagement Begins

Tags:  2023 | News Release
Date Released: May 8, 2023

We are talking trash again. You know – garbage, recycling, landfills – that kind of trash.

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is beginning the process of updating the Solid Waste Management Plan (the Plan), aka the roadmap of how the SCRD and member jurisdictions will manage garbage, recycling, yard and food waste programs for the next decade.

The previous 2011 Plan established goals and targets for waste reduction and supporting strategies and actions, many of which have been successfully implemented and achieved, such as organics diversion and Waste Reduction Initiatives Program. The SCRD will review the 2011 Plan, confirm guiding principles, evaluate long-term waste disposal options and financial implications.

What’s the Goal?

We want to produce less waste. In a recent report, it was found that 46% of materials in the landfill could have been recycled or composted. The regional waste disposal rate is just above the target for BC, about 421 kg per person per year. The Plan will present the programs, services, infrastructure and policies that will help us achieve this goal.

Get Involved!

Over the next two years, there will be multiple engagement opportunities for the community to provide feedback – starting now! Fill out the short feedback form to let us know what services you use, and what your priorities are as we begin this process.

A Public and Technical Advisory Committee has been established to provide input on the plan from the community and technical perspective. These meetings are public, more information can be found at

For more information on the Solid Waste Management Plan update, visit

Aidan Buckley
Manager, Communications and Engagement
604-885-6800, extension 6123