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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.

TIPS & Resources

Learn about simple actions to take every day to reduce waste.


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.

Reuse Directory

Check out the Reuse Directory for options on the Sunshine Coast to find or donate used items.


The SCRD is developing a regional Organic Waste Diversion Strategy. Learn more here.

Why? Based on a 2014 residential waste composition study, over 44% of what is in our residential garbage can be composted instead of sent to the Sechelt Landfill. Diverting food scraps and other organics is the biggest opportunity to reduce the amount of garbage on the Sunshine Coast.


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.

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.