Solid Waste Management Plan Review (2015 - 2016)

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We need your input on future garbage and recycling programs as we develop our Solid Waste Management Plan.

We have completed our public consultation and open houses, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback either in person or by filling out our online survey. If you would like to see the information that was presented at the open houses you can still review our Let’s Talk Trash Slide Presentation 

Congrats to these winners of a $50 Gift Certificate for filling out our “Let’s Talk Trash” Survey.  

  • Dave Chatterson, Kelowna
  • Gayle McLaughlin, West Kelowna
  • Karen Wells, West Kelowna
  • Gord Jack, West Kelowna

Your feedback is important and we are grateful to everyone who took the time to fill it out or come to one of our open houses.

The Process

In British Columbia, Regional Districts are required under the Provincial Environmental Management Act to develop Solid Waste Management Plans (SWMP). These plans provide long term vision for how Regional Districts manage their solid waste.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) has begun updating our current 2006 Solid Waste Management Plan. A consulting team has been hired to assist the RDCO with development of a new plan using the following planning process:

A joint Public and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) has been formed to provide input into the new plan.  Members represent various business, community and neighbourhood organizations and provide input, feedback and recommendations to the RDCO on proposed programs and policies that will shape the future of how we manage and reduce waste in our region.

The general public will then have the opportunity to review the plan and provide important feedback in preparation for the final plan.

Stage 1 – Current Situation Evaluation (Complete)

The first stage of the review is currently being conducted. All information on our current waste management system will be compiled as well as reviewing the success of the 2006 plan.  View Stage One Final Report

Stage 2 – Analysis and Evaluation of Waste Management Options (Complete)

Stage 2 is the bulk of the planning process where future waste management options are proposed, evaluated and analyzed. This stage includes Waste Diversion Options, Residual Waste Management, Solid Waste System Financing and Policy Development and Preferred Options and Consultation Strategy. The options will be evaluated by the joint Public and Technical Committee (PTAC) which is made up of various stakeholders such as member municipalities, resident groups, businesses, waste haulers, large institutions and the public at large.

Stage 3 – Plan Consultation and Finalization (Sept. - Jan. 2017)

Stage 3 is all about you! We bring the draft plan to you for your feedback. Residents, businesses and all other stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide comments on the plan at this stage. Once public consultation is complete, that information will be compiled and the plan will be finalized.

Public and Technical Advisory Committee Minutes and Presentations

(please check here often to see how things are progressing with the advisory committee. Meeting minutes and presentations will be posted below)




Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
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