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RDNO Solid Waste Management Plan - Last Chance for Public Feedback

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Regional District of North Okanagan continues to seek public feedback on proposed options to manage residential and commercial waste in the region, as presented in the draft Solid Waste Management Plan Update released on March 14, 2018.

With public consultation closing soon, the RDNO encourages residents to provide some last minute feedback regarding the waste disposal targets for the region. Reducing waste disposal at RDNO landfills and transfer stations from 550 kg/capita/year to 350 kg/capita/year can be achieved if the options for diverting organics, household garbage, construction, demolition waste, and waste from businesses, institutions and industries are implemented over the next ten years, as outlined in the Plan.

RDNO staff and consultants have met with RDNO Directors, Municipal staff and Councils, Chambers of Commerce, the Okanagan Indian Band and other key Stakeholders to obtain input and endorsement of the Plan options. Residents will have until Sunday, April 29 to fill out the online survey, or provide feedback via email.

“We appreciate how dedicated everyone has been in making time to sit down with us to have discussions and provide feedback on this important process”, stated Mike Fox, RDNO General Manager of Community Services. “This Plan will help reduce waste throughout the Region, and provide a path for waste management in the future.”

The following currently remain available for public input:

The Regional District of North Okanagan looks forward to reviewing feedback received from the community in preparation for the final Plan to be presented to the RDNO Board of Directors in May, and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in June 2018.