2018 Resource Recovery Plan Update

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is required by legislation to have a Solid Waste Management Plan (Resource Recovery Plan) approved by the BC Minister of Environment.  The RDCK's current Resource Recovery Plan was approved in 2010 and the RDCK will be updating the Plan in 2017 - 2018.

The RDCK has commenced a process to update the regional Resource Recovery Plan. The Plan update will be developed over the upcoming eighteen months, and will determine the direction for delivery of waste and recycling services over the next ten year period.

This webpage has two functions: it will serve as a portal for information pertaining to the Resource Recovery Plan update process as well as relaying opportunities for public input. Please check back regularly to be informed on the Plan progress, and to see opportunities for involvement in the Plan update.

Community Survey

The RDCK’s next step in the plan process is to gather feedback from residents about solid waste services currently offered. This will assist the RDCK in determining priorities for new services and programming. Participants are eligible to enter a draw to win a $100 gift certificate for a local business of their choosing. The survey will close on Friday, July 7th.

Click HERE to participate in the Resource Recovery community survey.

Resource Recovery System Overview Report

The RDCK prepared a Resource Recovery System Overview Report in May 2017 to provide the community with current information about the facilities and services that comprise the solid waste and recycling management system. It includes a basic description of the major areas of interest, a discussion of works completed to implement the 2010 RDCK Resource Recovery Plan, and outlines the new projects and services the RDCK proposes to focus on over the next ten years.

Click HERE to access a summary of the Resource Recovery Overview Report.

Click HERE to access the Resource Recovery Overview Report.

Resource Recovery Plan Update Timeline

TARGET DATE ITEM
May 2017 System Overview Report release.
June 2017 Community Survey and Stakeholder Workshops for Organic Waste Diversion and Institutional, Commercial, and Industrial (ICI) Recycling.
July 2017 to February 2018 Technical review and development of strategies for organics management, recycling, outreach and education initiatives and residuals management.
April 2018 Draft 2018 Resource Recovery Plan Update release.
May to June 2018 Stakeholder and public consultation for 2018 Resource Recovery Plan Update.
August 2018 Final 2018 Resource Recovery Plan Update release and submission to the Ministry of Environment for approval.

Public Input Opportunities

** Check back regularly to hear about current public input opportunities

The community survey is currently available as an avenue to give input into the Resource Recovery Plan process. Click HERE to access the survey.

The Resource Recovery Plan Advisory Committee (RRPAC) will meet regularly during the Plan update process. Meetings are open to the public and meeting dates can be seen on the RDCK Events Calendar.

The Public Consultation Plan available HERE outlines the proposed approach to public and stakeholder consultation during the Plan update.

At any time if you have any questions or comments regarding the Resource Recovery Plan update, please contact Travis Barrington, Resource Recovery Technician, at (250) 352-1526 or ResourceRecovery@rdck.bc.ca.  

The content on this page was last updated June 27 2017 at 2:50 PM