The Cariboo Regional District has released their final draft of the updated Solid Waste Management Plan.
This comes after three years of public consultation, feedback and reviews on the plan to manage garbage, recycling, organic waste, and to divert solid waste away from landfills.
Manager of Solid Waste, Terra Grady says regional districts across the province are required to complete solid waste management plans over ten years.
“Right now the Cariboo Regional District is above the provincial average for per capita waste generation, and so over these next ten years, we’re going to work towards reducing how much material we’re sending to landfill.” says Grady.
The next steps with the final draft is for the CRD Board to review it on Friday, December 8th, then submitting it to the Ministry of Environment for review and approval.
Starting in 2024, the CRD will start the implementation schedule for the options identified for waste reduction.
The full list of the Solid Waste Management Plan options can be found on the Cariboo Regional District’s website here.
Along with the options, four communities will see the inclusion of curbside collection services, including Russet Bluff (east of Williams Lake /South Lakeside), Red Bluff (south of Quesnel), 103 Mile, and Dog Creek Road (south of Williams Lake).
The four communities saw high levels of support and adequate participation, out of 19 rural communities that were asked.