NCRD Solid Waste Management Plan Consultation Update

November 8, 2022

NCRD Solid Waste Management Plan Consultation Update

The North Coast Regional District (NCRD) has prepared a draft update to its regional Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). This plan provides a foundation for managing garbage and recyclables in the region over the next five to ten years. The primary goal is to reduce the amount of solid waste disposed at our landfills.

Throughout October and November 2022, the NCRD hosted open houses in Old Massett, Daajing Giids, Prince Rupert, and virtually. Participants at the open-house events expressed an interest in more composting of organic waste in the region, learning more about where recyclables go when they leave the region and, generally, wanting to better understand the region’s waste management systems, including landfill and recycling facilities. 

The NCRD is still seeking your input and will be collecting feedback into the draft Solid Waste Management Plan until January 31, 2023. Everyone living in the North Coast Regional District is encouraged to submit their feedback through the following options:

•    Email:;
•    Online survey at; or
•    Attend a Recycling Depot Pop-Up Event: NCRD staff will be hosting pop-up events at the Recycling Depot (251 Kaien Road, Prince Rupert) to get feedback from you! Please visit our website in December for future dates!


The Solid Waste Management Plan update project is so important for our region. This plan will establish the programs and policies needed in our region to divert as much waste from our landfills as possible into the future” – Barry Pages, NCRD Chair

About the Solid Waste Management Plan Update

Updating the SWMP was identified as a high priority by the Board of Directors in its 2019-2022 NCRD Strategic Plan. The current SWMP was adopted for the region in 1996, and since then the region and its solid waste needs have changed. 

The Draft SWMP was developed with the assistance of a Public and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) made up of 22 representatives from both the Haida Gwaii (Island Service Area) and the Mainland Service Areas. 

The PTAC held six meetings throughout 2021 and 2022 and reviewed three technical memoranda, which have been compiled into the Draft SWMP that has been released for public consultation. Public consultation on the draft SWMP is ongoing until January 31, 2023. 

The Draft SWMP is available at 

For more information on this news release contact Daniel Fish, Chief Administrative Officer for the North Coast Regional District at 250.624.2002, extension 8 or email