The Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service will move to Step 3 of its solid waste management plan process for options and strategies.
This comes after over 3,000 people shared their ideas on how solid waste should be managed. The board received the summary consultation report at the end of November.
From here, CSWM will work to submit a new solid waste management plan to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change by 2025. It will guide how garbage, recycling yard and food waste programs are managed.
“We are tremendously grateful for the public input generated through this engagement process,” said Vivian Schau, senior manager of CSWM Services.
“How we manage our waste involves virtually every resident and business so it’s critical we hear what works and doesn’t work for our communities. This allows us to tailor our 10-year plan to the specific needs of our vast service area.”
The plan was last updated in 2012, but the area’s population has grown 13 per cent since that time and the province recommends an update every 10 years.