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Curbside Recycling collection

According to the SCRD's 2014 waste composition study, residential curbside garbage contained an average of 25% recyclable items such as paper, plastic and metal containers. Recycling is important because it reduces the use of raw materials and saves valuable landfill space.

The SCRD is exploring the implementation of curbside recycling collection service for residences in Electoral Areas B - Halfmoon Bay, D - Roberts Creek, E - Elphinstone and F - West Howe Sound who currently receive garbage and food waste collection.

A questionnaire was requested by the SCRD Board as per Resolution 069/20 Recommendation No. 4 to inform the Board of public interest in receiving and paying for curbside recycling collection services.

As such, the SCRD developed a Curbside Recycling Questionnaire that opened on January 18, 2021 and closed on February 26, 2021 for residents of SCRD Electoral Areas B,  D,  E and F.

Curbside Recycling Questionnaire Results

The questionnaire results were presented to the SCRD Board at the April 8, 2021 Infrastructure Services Committe (ISC). 
Click here to view the results from the questionnaire.
Click here to view the accompanying report provided to the committee (pages 7-14 of the pdf).

At the April 22, 2021 Board meeting the SCRD Board requested more information be provided to assist with decision making, as per resolution 122/21 Recommendation No. 2.
Click here to view the requested staff report provided to the committee (pages 5-12 of the pdf).
Click here to view the SCRD Board discussion via youtube regarding the decision made.

At the June 24, 2021 Board meeting it was decided to defer the decision on this program to the upcoming Solid Waste Management Plan Update as per resolution 174/21 Recommendation No. 2. 

To stay up to date on this the Update to the region's Solid Waste Management Plan visit https://letstalk.scrd.ca/trash.