waste disposal

Colombian environmental engineer Germán Viasus Tibamoso, owner of Tierra Viva, places beetle larvae on solid waste in Tunja, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The company transforms solid, organic waste, with the help of beetle larvae’s digestive microorganisms, that transform the waste into a compost rich in nitrogen and phosphorous. Once adults, some of the beetles are sent to scientific labs and others to Japan where they are popular as pets. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

VIDEO: Hard-working Colombian beetles clean garbage, retire as pets

Larvae can transform food waste into fertilizer

 

Brad Dusseault snapped this shot of a black bear feasting inside an unsecured garbage bin outside a local restaurant in Tofino. The bear was shot and killed on Oct. 1. (Brad Dusseault photo)

Bear shot in Tofino after becoming addicted to local restaurant waste

WildSafeBC urges residents and businesses in Tofino and Ucluelet to responsibly secure attractants

 

Regional District of Nanaimo director, Bob Rogers, left, Nanaimo Coun. Don Bonner and Coun. Zeni Maartman, Convertus Group CEO Mike Leopold, Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog, Coun. Ben Geselbracht and consulate general of the Netherlands Maarten-den Ouden cut the ribbon following a reopening event for an organic waste facility at Duke Point on Monday, Aug. 29. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Upgrades to organic waste facility in Nanaimo substantially reduce composting time

Expansion makes facility the largest on the Island and one of four of its kind nationally

 

Nanaimo residents have a chance to give unwanted household items a new lease on life during Reuse Rendezvous by putting them out on the curb Aug. 13-14. (News Bulletin file photo)

Kick clutter to the curb during Nanaimo’s Reuse Rendezvous

Annual city-wide curbside swap meet happens this weekend, Aug. 13-14

Nanaimo residents have a chance to give unwanted household items a new lease on life during Reuse Rendezvous by putting them out on the curb Aug. 13-14. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file photo)

RDN getting to work on $3-million project to permanently close part of landfill

Solid waste management committee recommends awarding $1.8-million tender to Secure Energy

The Regional District of Nanaimo landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file photo)
The city is asking residents to cut back on the amount of non-recyclable items being tossed in curbside recycling carts. (File photo)

Nanaimo feeling blue about too many non-recyclables going into the blue bins

City action plan will involve inspections of curbside recycling carts

The city is asking residents to cut back on the amount of non-recyclable items being tossed in curbside recycling carts. (File photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo cautions residents that scammers are trying to collect payment for automated waste carts. (News Bulletin file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo alerts residents to waste cart scam

Caller posed as RDN official, asked for payment for carts

The Regional District of Nanaimo cautions residents that scammers are trying to collect payment for automated waste carts. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo offering $300,000 worth of grants for zero-waste projects

RDN asking for proposals from non-profit organizations by Oct. 11

The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange conducted waste audits last fall and reported its findings to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s solid waste management select committee last month. (News Bulletin file)

Waste audits in Nanaimo show more needs to be done to keep recyclables out of landfill

RDN working on mandatory waste separation bylaws for multi-family dwellings and businesses

Nanaimo Recycling Exchange conducted waste audits last fall and reported its findings to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s solid waste management select committee last month. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s regional landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s regional landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file)
(News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo residents creating more waste during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 fears may be causing people to throw away more recyclables in Nanaimo, says NRE exec

(News Bulletin file)
Garden waste is not included in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s automated curbside garbage collection. (PQB News file photo)

Director wants Regional District of Nanaimo to look at collecting yard waste

Another director suggests promoting programs that educate property owners on composting

Garden waste is not included in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s automated curbside garbage collection. (PQB News file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo dealing with concerns regarding efficiency of its automated garbage collection system. (RDN photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo dealing with concerns regarding efficiency of its automated garbage collection system. (RDN photo)
Plastic checkout bags could be banned in Nanaimo by next summer if a city bylaw receives provincial approval. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo moves closer to banning plastic and other single-use checkout bags

Nanaimo city council votes to forward checkout bag regulation bylaw to province for approval

Plastic checkout bags could be banned in Nanaimo by next summer if a city bylaw receives provincial approval. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new automated collection trucks. (RDN photo)

RDN’s new automated curbside collection service rolls out

Regional district says system safer for workers

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new automated collection trucks. (RDN photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on diverting less trash to its landfill sites. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo’s waste diversion plan endorsed by province

Target is achieving 90 per cent waste diversion from landfill

The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on diverting less trash to its landfill sites. (File photo)