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Public Comment Sought on Waste Management Plan

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Starting today, the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG) is seeking public input into its Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.

It coincides with the RDFFs own review of the plan, which lays out how we recycle, compost and dispose of our garbage for the next 10-20 years.

There’s been significant changes in the waste management landscape since the current plan was adopted in 2009, including the addition of the Printed Paper and Packaging stewardship program.

You have until July 3 to share your feedback, which you can do by clicking here.

That feedback, along with observations from key stakeholders, will be formulated into a draft report which the public will have a chance to review before it is finalized.

The process is expected to occur over the next 3 to 6 months.


Heres a suggestion;
Bring back the swap shed or a similar facility for recycling of perfectly re-usable goods. Don’t allow clothes or damaged goods to be left for recycle, just re-usable goods.

I go to the dump about every two weeks, every single time I see things about to be tossed or already in the bins that could be re-used.

Many things are thrown out that the Salvage Store on Queensway or any one of several other local agencies would accept (my opinion)
Last Friday I saw a complete residential outside metal door and frame, with no apparent damage, lying in the bottom of a bin. Instead of hauling something up to the dump, why not haul it downtown and drop it off?

Do the environment a favour, don’t just throw everything away.


I am glad the swap shed is gone one of the reasons it was gotten rid of was that there were lots of actual fist fights over stuff in the swap shed and was witness to these altercations at least 11 times when it was active and talking to long time employees that work there it was nearly a daily occurrence at the shed. Honestly fighting over another persons garbage

In the least then, RDFFG could have a donation shed, no swappping just dropping. The local services can go up and get goods they find useable.

@metalman- I took a perfectly fine outside entry door and frame to a local society, and was turned away because the door was not new enough..

I’m sorry to hear that verballabel, not sure why they would do that.
I have seen many doors and windows at The Salvage Store (on Queensway)
that are in less than prime condition, old, scratched, dented, but still usable for a shed, chicken coop etc.
Maybe the outfit you approached had too many in stock already?

I took the survey and was pleasantly surprised, along with the standard fixed questions and multiple choice, they actually ask for suggestions!


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