Waste & Recycling

Overview of Resource Recovery in the RDCK

The RDCK covers a large geographical area and resource recovery services are divided into three sub-regions. Each sub-region reflects the needs of the local communities. Resource recovery services include waste handling facilities, community recycling depots, materials recovery and public education. There are four landfills in the RDCK, 12 transfer stations and 26 recycling depots.

The goal of resource recovery is to educate people to produce less waste and to encourage healthier environments. This can be achieved by following Zero Waste guidelines, think less waste! Reducing, Reusing, Recycling, Recovering and Returning refundable materials all make waste reduction a success.

Resource Recovery Facilities Regulatory Bylaw

The Resource Recovery Facilities Regulatory Bylaw clarifies disposal policies.  This Bylaw reaffirms the RDCK's commitment to implementing best practices in waste management and has the following general objectives:

  • To define material types and waste categories
  • To outline site regulations governing public use of Resource Recovery Facilities
  • To clearly outline restrictions on Prohibited and Controlled waste materials
  • To provide for penalties from contravention of the Bylaw
  • To set fees for waste disposal and recyclable materials.

The current Bylaw No. 2524 can be viewed HERE.

Resource Recovery Plan

Regional Districts are required under provincial regulations to develop a Solid Waste Management Plan. In the RDCK, to reflect our focus on waste reduction and reuse, this plan is referred to as the 'Resource Recovery Plan'.

See the 2018 Resource Recovery Plan Update webpage for more information and to view public input opportunities.

Resource Recovery Plan 2011

Resource Recovery Plan Advisory Committee

In order to promote a higher level of public involvement in the Resource Recovery Plan implementation process the RDCK has established an Advisory Committee. Committee members have been appointed however the general public are encouraged to participate in the Resource Recovery Plan implementation process by attending RRPAC meetings. Committee membership is not required to attend meetings.

RRPAC Terms of Reference

The content on this page was last updated June 16 2017 at 12:05 PM