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Solid Waste Disposal

The RDNO owns and co-leases six different Recycling and Disposal Facilities (RDFs), and two Municipal transfer stations in the North Okanagan.

We call our Landfills "Recycling & Disposal Facilities" because our goal is to maximize the diversion of recyclable materials, while minimizing the amount of waste disposed of at our Landfill. As regional waste managers, we are always looking for innovative ways to conserve landfill space to accommodate for the future!

Did you know that every year more than 41,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste is disposed of at our RDFs? By working together, we can begin to remove reusable, compostable and recylclable materials from our waste stream.

Curbside Garbage Collection

The RDNO is not responsible for providing curbside garbage collection or residential recycling 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, you may choose to set up a subscription with a collection company to provide these services.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

You're probably wondering... "What does Household Hazardous Waste" mean?

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


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 and 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 is undertaking 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 is public consultation and stakeholder engagement.

In accordance with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s (MOECC) Guide, a single public and technical advisory working group was formed and is working with RDNO’s consultants to develop the draft SWMP Update. This Regional Solid Waste Advisory Working Group acts as a “sounding board” for community interests and will provide advice to RDNO staff and Board of Directors. The RDNO Board and member municipality staff and elected officials will be presented with the draft SWMP Update in March 2018 and then residents and businesses will have opportunities to provide input during the month of April 2018 through surveys, open houses and stakeholder meetings.

Stay tuned for further information on when and where these opportunities will be made available. Public and agency consultation representative of the diversity of the community is integral to the review.  In accordance with the Ministry of Environment’s Guide for the Preparation of Regional Solid Waste Management Plans, a single public and technical advisory Working Group will act as a “sounding board” for community interests and will provide advice to the RDNO Board of Directors.

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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