With Earth Day taking place on April 22nd the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is updating the community on their waste management goals.

The SLRD has two major goals to be achieved by 2020 – to reduce the 2012 waste per capita of 525 kilograms per person to 350, and for 75% of the SLRD population to be actively engaged in organics diversion.

In a release the District said waste per capita fell for two years only to rise again in 2016. While access to organics recycling opportunities has gradually improved. The SLRD is hoping to add an organics recycling collection service for residents in Furry Creek and Britannia Beach.

The region is also set to undertake a comprehensive waste composition study in 2018, and an illegal dumping survey is on the agenda to help understand the scope of the illegal dumping issue in the region.


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