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Solid Waste Regulatory Changes

We will gather general links and then will build out several sections in this Resource Library for all regulatory information.



  • Orders in Council

https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/oic/oic_cur/0642_2023

effective December 20, 2023, the Single-Use and Plastic Waste Prevention Regulation, B.C. Reg. 186/23, is repealed; (b) effective December 20, 2023, the attached Single-Use and Plastic Waste Prevention Regulation is made and comes into force as follows: (i) Parts 1 and 4, except section 11, are brought into force on December 20, 2023; (ii) Parts 2 and 3 and section 11 are brought into force on July 15, 2024.

https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/oic/oic_cur/0653_2023

Section 1 (1) of the Recycling Regulation, B.C. Reg. 449/2004, is amended by adding the following definitions: “cannabis product” has the same meaning as in section 1 (2) of the Cannabis Regulations (Canada); “distributor”, in relation to liquor, has the same meaning as in section 1 (1) of the Liquor Distribution Act; “liquor” has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act; […]


  • Provincial – Environment

CLIMATE ACTION (WASTE-RELATED) 

November 30, 2023 B.C. shows progress toward climate goals

July 28, 2023 New members appointed to BC Climate Solutions Council

July 20, 2023 Province launches Indigenous climate-resilience capacity-building pilot program

HAZARDOUS WASTE

July 7, 2023 | Province keeps more hazardous waste out of landfills

COASTAL CLEAN UP

May 30, 2023 |  B.C.’s largest coastline cleanup gets major funding boost

November 23, 2023 |  New coastline cleanup projects underway across B.C.

ORGANICS

December 6, 2022 | New compost systems moving ahead for two First Nations communities

February 1, 2023 |  New composting facility an investment in Kitimat’s future

February 2, 2023 |  B.C. invests in new Salt Spring Island compost facility

April 14, 2023 | Organics collection will benefit Cowichan Valley

EPR

January 6, 2023 | Province adds more items to B.C.’s recycling system

PLASTICS

April 21, 2023 | B.C. invests in a better future for plastics

July 14, 2023 |  Province sets single-use plastic requirements

December 1, 2023 |  New plastic requirements will give people better choices

November 14, 2023 |  Indigenous-led projects aim to curb plastic use