Regional districts in BC develop solid waste management plans under the provincial Environmental Management Act. These plans are long-term visions of how the region would like to manage its solid waste in accordance with the 5 R pollution prevention hierarchy (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Residuals Management).
The TNRD’s Solid Waste Management Plan (RSWMP) was approved by the Province on March 26, 2020. It serves to guide solid waste management-related activities and policy development in the region.
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.
In May of 2023, the Board of Directors adopted a RSWMP Amendment Policy, which provides guidance to the TNRD for proponents who request a Plan amendment.
Regional Solid Waste Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee
The TNRD is seeking representatives to serve on the Regional Solid Waste Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee (PMAC) for two-year terms. The purpose of this committee is to monitor and advise on the implementation and effectiveness of the 10-year RSWMP.
This committee typically meets once or twice per year. Meetings are approximately 2 hours and are held during business hours at the TNRD main office in Kamloops.
No stipend is paid to committee members; however, expenses related to travel and meals are covered for members who travel from outside of Kamloops.
The first meeting of the committee is expected to be in early 2021.