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Solid Waste & Recycling

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) manages the Solid Waste function in the North Okanagan under the authority of the Local Government Act and the Environmental Management Act, the RDNO Solid Waste Management Plan, RDNO bylaws and letters patent.

Regional Solid Waste Management Services Survey

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) manages the waste disposal facilities, on-site recycling programs and public education related to solid waste. RDNO is embarking on a planning process to update the regional solid waste management plan. This is a long-range plan for managing our garbage, recyclable materials and compostable materials. There are many services and programs already available in our area for waste management and we’d like to know what you think of them. We’d also like to know what you think is needed to improve how we manage our waste. This information will help guide the development and content of our updated regional solid waste management plan.

The plan will be developed over the next six months with the assistance of an advisory group of local representatives (see Regional Solid Waste Advisory Working Group). The input received from this survey is intended to provide the advisory group and RDNO’s consultants and staff with a starting point from which to develop the new plan. There will be additional opportunities to provide input over the next few months as the plan is developed. Please take a few minutes to fill out this initial survey.  There is a section at the end for additional comments. Thank you very much for your participation.

Thank you for those who participated, the survey is now closed.


Regional Solid Waste Advisory Working Group (RSWAWG)

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) is undertaking a review of the Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). 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.

The scope of the RSWAWG is to review the existing Solid Waste Management Plan and provide input from a stakeholder and community perspective which will be considered as part of the SWMP 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

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Please direct enquiries to:
Phone:  250-550-3700
Fax:      250-550-3701
E-mail:  [email protected]