Solid Waste Management / Overview

Integrated Solid Waste Management services include landfill operations, a network of regional transfer stations, and a variety of waste reduction initiatives including multi-material recycling, yard and garden waste composting and educational programs. These services and programs are supported by the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (RSWMP) which is a plan required by BC legislation. The implementation of solid waste management services began in 1994 based on the concepts put forward by the RSWMP which establishes the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George's municipal solid waste management strategy.

The current RSWMP was updated in 2015 to reflect the current needs of the regional district, as well as current market conditions, technologies and regulations. The plan includes programs, policies and infrastructure to:

  • minimize the amount of waste sent to landfill and maximize landfill life
  • increase recycling opportunities, incorporating Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
  • address the final closure and monitoring of the small landfills
  • manage of construction and demolition waste

For more information, read the full 2015 Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.

Landfills and Transfer Stations