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Solid Waste Disposal

The RDNO owns and operates eight different Recycling and Disposal Facilities (RDFs), including three transfer stations, three open landfills and two closed landfills.

The name "Recycling & Disposal Facility" is used to represent our goal to maximize the diversion of materials, while minimizing the amount of waste disposed at the Landfill. As regional, municipal waste managers, we are always looking for innovative ways to conserve landfill airspace to minimize environmental impacts and accommodate for the future!

Every year more than 41,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste is disposed at RDNO RDFs. This equals about 500g per person! By working together, we can begin to remove reusable, compostable and recylclable materials from our waste stream.

The RDNO Solid Waste Management Plan, the RDNO Design, Operating and Closure Plans and the Annual Environmental Monitoring Reports for the six facilities are availabl for public review. 

Curbside Recycling, Garbage and Yard Waste Collection

The RDNO is not responsible for providing curbside recycling, garbage or yard waste collection to North Okanagan residents.

For curbside garbage collection, please contact your local municipality for information regarding garbage collection services in your area. If you are located in Electoral Areas B, C, D, E or F, a subscription with a private collection company is availavble to provide these services. All private collection companies can be found in the yellow pages under "garbage collection". 

For curbside recycling collection, please contact Recycle BC.


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is defined as any household product that contains corrosive, toxic, flammable, or reactive components.

Please safely drop off Household Hazardous Waste at Interior Recycling. Visit www.interiorrecycling.com for more information.  

 

Regional Solid Waste Management Planning

Strategic planning is an essential task to ensure systems and programs are managed successfully, meet regulations, and that bylaws and policies are regularly reviewed for effectiveness.

Local governments in BC are required to regularly review their Solid Waste Management Plans (SWMP) in accordance with the Province’s Guide to Solid Waste Management Planning. Since the implementation of the 1996 Plan, the Regional District of North Okanagan has reviewed and updated it once in 2002 and again in 2011.

The RDNO has undertaken a third review of the Solid Waste Management Plan, which is expected to be submitted to the Province for approval in June 2018. An important component of this review process was public consultation and stakeholder engagement. This process produced a Draft Plan to be presented to the RDNO Board of Directors for appoval on June 6, 2018. One approved, the Plan will be submitted to the MOE & CCS for approval. 

View the Draft Solid Waste Management Plan Update!

Planning Update Documents:

  1. RSWAWG Terms of Reference
  2. 2016 Guide to Solid Waste Management Planning
  3. 2011 SWMP Status
  4. Life Cycle Cost Assessment
  5. Organics Study
  6. SWMP Update
  7. Current System Review Presentation
  8. Recovery Residuals
  9. Technical Memorandum No. 1 - Disposal Options
  10. Technical Memorandum No. 2 - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  11. Technical Memorandum No. 3 - System Recap, Bylaws, Policies, Plan Options


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