In 2015, the CVRD completed a Waste Composition Study to better
understand the types of materials being put in the garbage. Results of
the study will be used to inform waste reduction initiatives, develop
Zero Waste education programs, and guide the development of the Solid
Waste Management Plan.
The Tri-Regional Solid Waste Study was a joint undertaking of the CVRD, the Regional District of Nanaimo, and the Capital Regional District. The report looks at the feasibility of waste-to-energy technology as a garbage disposal option in the three regional districts.