waste disposal

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

 

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

 

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)