Input wanted for regional waste plan

The CSRD wants Golden residents to weigh in on new initiatives for recycling programs.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is conducting a review of its Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP), last updated in 2009.

The review will identify new initiatives for reduce, reuse, recycle and disposal programs for the next five years, as many of the 2009 recommendations have now been completed.  A review of new opportunities and directions will be conducted to update the SWMP and to establish implementation priorities for the next five years.

The process relies on input from residents, business and other stakeholders residing within member municipalities and rural areas alike.

“An advisory committee representing a cross-section of region wide public and technical interests was created to oversee the implementation of the 2009 Plan,” said Ben Van Nostrand, team leader-environmental health services. “This committee will remain in place to develop and review all recommendations put forward during this new plan revision, and (most importantly) ensure public participation during this process”.

The review will explore enhanced recycling opportunities, including food waste and other waste diversion initiatives, landfill and transfer station management, and public education.

“Public participation is absolutely essential to the success of this transparent process,” said Van Nostrand.

Check the CSRD website at www.csrd.bc.ca  for general information, as well as the opportunity to provide input regarding this planning process through completion of a survey.  Those who complete the survey have the opportunity to be entered into a draw for the chance to win a $250 Visa gift card.

 

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