PROMOTING INNOVATION IN REGIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

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The Chamber asserts that there is a growing disconnection between the goals of reducing waste, increasing diversion rates and the cost that independent businesses are being asked to bear. In an effort to increase environmentally sustainable communities, governments at all levels have begun to develop policies aimed at reducing single stream processing centres for garbage […]

Private Sector Participation & Continued Development

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May 25, 2018 To: City of Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay and Council Re: Private Sector Participation & Continued Development I am writing to identify the need to continue to support private sector development in Nanaimo. With the NRE’s decision to close their doors without notifying the residents or government, the private sector immediately worked to […]

Resolution to request a Review and Modernization of Solid Waste Management in BC

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Resolution to request a Review and Modernization of Solid Waste Management in BC Adopted by VIRWIC on September 8th, 2017 WHEREAS the British Columbia Government has been very successful in its Waste Management policy of shifting responsibility to producers and users and away from local governments and the general taxpayer (User Pay). AND WHEREAS British […]

Fair Market-Based Policy that Supports Waste Diversion and promotes open competition

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To: City of Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay and Council RE: Fair Market-Based Policy that Supports Waste Diversion and promotes open competition. Thank you for your letter of August 30th, requesting information from the Vancouver Island Recycling and Waste Industry Coalition (VIRWIC) on fair market-based policies that will support the City (and Region) in meeting its […]

Request that the City not provide a government subsidy to the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, which competes with private recycling depots

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To: City of Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay and Council RE: Request that the City not provide a government subsidy to the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, which competes with private recycling depots. The Vancouver Island Recycling and Waste Industry Coalition (VIRWIC) wants local government to meet its recycling and solid waste objectives, the public to receive high […]

Request to Ban Clean Wood Waste

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To: Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities and all Vancouver Island Regional Districts RE: Request to Ban Clean Wood Waste The Vancouver Island Recycling and Waste Industry Coalition (VIRWIC) is a newly formed group with a key purpose to work with local governments and other stakeholders to develop fair and effective recycling and waste […]

VIRWIC letter to Cowichan Valley RD requesting reconsideration of decision to accept free yard and garden waste only at CVRD facilities

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To: CVRD Board Chair and Members RE: CVRD’s Decision to Not Charge Market Rates for Yard and Garden Waste   The Vancouver Island Recycling and Waste Industry Coalition (VIRWIC) has been formed with a key purpose to work with local governments, and other stakeholders to develop fair and effective recycling and waste management policies throughout […]

VIRWIC submits comments to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development’s Consultation on the Capital Integrated Services and Governance Project

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To: Capital Integrated Services and Governance Project (CISGP) RE: CISGP Solid Waste Fact sheet corrections requested for Final Report.   The Vancouver Island Recycling and Waste Industry Coalition (VIRWIC) is a newly formed group with a key purpose to work with local governments and other stakeholders to develop fair and effective recycling and waste management […]

VIRWIC submits comments to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Consultation on its Solid Waste Management Plan

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To: RDN Board Chair, SW Select Committee Members and SW Advisory Committee RE: RDN Solid Waste Management Stage 2 Report The Vancouver Island Recycling and Waste Industry Coalition (VIRWIC) supports the world leading waste diversion and recycling objectives proposed in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Solid Waste Management Stage 2 Report. However, we believe that […]