Solid Waste Management Overview
The CRD became responsible for solid waste disposal in 1973 when the Province of BC directed all regional districts to take control of solid waste disposal within their borders. Hartland landfill, which had been operated as a private facility since the early 1950's, was acquired by the CRD in 1975. The facility continued to be operated by a private contractor until January 1985, when the CRD assumed direct operation of the site.
Plans & Goals
Solid Waste Management Plan
How solid waste is managed within the Capital Region is governed by the Solid Waste Management Plan.
Waste Diversion Programs & New Initiatives
All solid waste diversion programs (recycling, organics, HHW) are funded through tipping fee revenues from Hartland landfill and from the sale of recyclable materials. No funding is drawn from the municipal tax system.
Waste Diversion Goals
- 60% of waste diverted from landfilling by 2013
- 70% of waste diverted from landfilling by 2015
Please refer to the Solid Waste Annual Report (PDF ) for current strategies and statistics.
Our most recent calculations indicate that at present filling rates, the life expectation of Hartland is 2035.
Solid Waste Advisory Committee
The Solid Waste Advisory committee (SWAC) is mandated by the CRD Board to review and evaluate how solid waste and recyclables are collected and handled in the Capital Region. It is a 23 member committee comprised of CRD directors/municipal councillors, members-at-large and representatives from the hauling/composting/agricultural industries, the Prospect Lake/Hartland area and other CRD committees. SWAC reports to the CRD Environment committee and meets on a regular basis.
Awards, Reports & Publications
These reports include our
- Solid Waste Management Plan
- Solid Waste Stream Composition Study
- Hartland News
- Background information on Hartland