waste disposal

The CRD aims to reduce the amount of accepted waste at Hartland Landfill by a third over the next decade. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD moves to divert waste from Hartland Landfill

Policies include more banned materials and increasing fees for mixed waste loads

 

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 CRD is offering grants of up to $3,000 for projects that reduce the amount of waste sent to the CRD’s Hartland Landfill. (Pixabay)

CRD grant program provides up to $3,000 for projects that reduce landfill waste

Rethink Waste Community Grant Program launched in honour of Earth Day

 

An overwhelming amount of household waste appeared in and around municipal trash cans in 2020. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
An overwhelming amount of household waste appeared in and around municipal trash cans in 2020. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
Tours of Hartland Landfill Facility will be open to the public on Nov. 5 and 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Waste reduction week means prizes and tours in the Capital Regional District

CRD initiatives aim to help educate residents, reduce waste per capita

Tours of Hartland Landfill Facility will be open to the public on Nov. 5 and 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria council is expected to start allowing residents to mix yard waste in with kitchen scraps in their green bins. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria expected to approve letting residents put yard waste in green bins

Solid waste collection also expected to move to curbside model

Victoria council is expected to start allowing residents to mix yard waste in with kitchen scraps in their green bins. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich is looking into amending and modernizing its yard waste program. (Pixabay)

Saanich to review yard and garden waste dropoff service

Service in need of amendments since it has remained virtually unchanged since 1991

The District of Saanich is looking into amending and modernizing its yard waste program. (Pixabay)
Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press

Comox Strathcona compost site should go to tender this summer

The regional organics facility is on target to open for the fall of 2022

Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press
The bulldozer compresses the garbage, squeezing out the air and creating an anaerobic environment perfect for producing methane gas. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Roughly 20% of waste in Vancouver Island landfill is food

Campbell River’s new composting facility expecte to help divert food waste

The bulldozer compresses the garbage, squeezing out the air and creating an anaerobic environment perfect for producing methane gas. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
(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)
This gasifier unit will be used to test Esquimalt’s wastes for compatibility as part of a feasibility study into integrated resource management (IRM). (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt leads charge on pursuit of waste-reduction technology

Council hopes integrated resource management study dovetails into CRD’s solid waste master plan

This gasifier unit will be used to test Esquimalt’s wastes for compatibility as part of a feasibility study into integrated resource management (IRM). (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)
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 engineered landfill located near Cumberland. (Black Press file photo)

Old North Island landfills expected to close by 2023

Waste from Zeballos, Tahsis and Gold River to be transferred to a modern facility in Cumberland

The engineered landfill located near Cumberland. (Black Press file photo)
The metal heap at 7 Mile. (Zoë Ducklow)

Trash is the last resort for Mount Waddington’s garbage men

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is life at the 7 Mile Landfill

The metal heap at 7 Mile. (Zoë Ducklow)
Landfill will be open on Saturdays between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. (village of Zeballos website)

Zeballos reopens landfill after a month long closure

The landfill will be open for limited hours once a week, on Saturdays

Landfill will be open on Saturdays between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. (village of Zeballos website)
Biosolids will be created from human waste at the upcoming wastewater treatment facility at McLaughlin Point. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

CRD plans to use processed human feces from new wastewater treatment plant as fuel, fertilizer

Biosolid fuel produced at the treatment facility can be used locally and on the mainland

Biosolids will be created from human waste at the upcoming wastewater treatment facility at McLaughlin Point. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
More than 1,400 tonnes of solid waste were taken to the Hartland Landfill following the fire at downtown Victoria’s Plaza Hotel building at 603 Pandora Ave. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

CRD says Victoria needs to plan for earthquakes after calculating waste from Plaza Hotel fire

1,400 tonnes of debris from the arson had to be specially disposed of due to asbestos

More than 1,400 tonnes of solid waste were taken to the Hartland Landfill following the fire at downtown Victoria’s Plaza Hotel building at 603 Pandora Ave. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
EDITORIAL: Islanders need to step up our recycling efforts

EDITORIAL: Islanders need to step up our recycling efforts

As much as 60 per cent of items taken to landfill could be recycled

  • Nov 17, 2019
EDITORIAL: Islanders need to step up our recycling efforts
A study has shown a majority of trash from single and multi-residential households in the CRD is recyclable or compostable. (Black Press File Photo)

Majority of household trash going to the Victoria’s landfill is recyclable, compostable

As much as 60 per cent of surveyed trash could be forwarded to other facilities

A study has shown a majority of trash from single and multi-residential households in the CRD is recyclable or compostable. (Black Press File Photo)