In British Columbia, regional districts develop solid waste management plans under the provincial Environmental Management Act that are long term visions of how the regional district would like to manage its solid wastes in accordance with the pollution prevention (5 R) hierarchy. This plan will be renewed on a 10- year cycle to ensure that it reflects the current needs of the regional district, as well as current market conditions, technologies and regulations.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) initiated an update of its 2008 Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (RSWMP or Plan) in 2016. This document is a revised version of the original plan approved by the province in 1995.
This document (link below) represents the most recent amendment of the TNRD’s Regional solid waste management plan was approved by the Province on March 26, 2020 and becomes a regulatory document for solid waste management and serves to guide solid waste management related activities and policy development in the TNRD.
This plan work in conjunction with all other regulations and operational certificates that may apply, this plan regulates the operation of sites and facilities that make up the region’s waste management system.