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Waste Reduction Initiatives Program


We are accepting applications from September 1 to October 31, 2022 for the Waste Reduction Initiatives Program (WRIP).

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to SCRD staff if you have questions about potential projects or are unsure if you qualify. Contact staff at or 604-885-6806.

See below for information about the program and who is eligible to apply.

All applicants are required to review the Criteria and Guidelines and complete the Application Form in order to qualify.

Program description

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

Click here for the Criteria and Guidelines.

Click here for a word version of the Application Form.

Click here for a fillable PDF version of the Application Form.

The application form will be available in September, once the program is open.

Have questions about the program? Contact 604-885-6806 or email

Summary of WRIP Recipients 2015-2019.