The Regional District of Nanaimo has set an ambitious target of achieving 90 per cent waste diversion from its landfill.
It’s a commitment at the forefront of the RDN’s solid waste management plan, endorsed by the province in the spring prior to COVID-19 restrictions.
The plan, submitted to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy on July 3, 2018 for approval, outlines a road map to achieving the 90 per cent waste diversion rate through the continuation and enhancement of existing programs and the introduction of new, innovative programs supporting waste reduction initiatives and promoting increased waste diversion.
The RDN is achieving some of the highest waste diversion in Canada and was one of the first jurisdictions on Vancouver Island to move beyond recycling and adopt a zero waste approach.
To learn more about the RDN’s solid waste management plan, visit https://www.rdn.bc.ca/solid-waste-management-plan.