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Cariboo Regional District seeking input on waste management

The deadline to let the Cariboo Regional District know what you think about eight waste reduction proposals has been extended. Residents of the Cariboo and Chilcotin will be able to complete surveys on waste reduction plans and curbside waste collection until midnight on Monday, June 5 to make their opinions heard.

Residents are able to complete two surveys:

  • A general survey available to all residents, seeking feedback on seven waste reduction initiatives proposed for inclusion in an updated Solid Waste Management Plan, available at; and
  • A survey specific to one of nineteen neighbourhoods where curbside collection services are being proposed, available at

As of May 29, there have been 1,306 surveys completed in the region providing feedback on the proposed options for the CRD’s draft Solid Waste management Plan update. The areas with the highest number of participants include Electoral Areas A (Red Bluff – Alexandria), Area E (Dog Creek), Area L (Interlakes) and Area D (Commodore Heights – McLeese Lake). Participation by municipal residents has been relatively low – 15 City of Quesnel residents have completed the survey compared to 63 from the City of Williams Lake and 41 from the District of 100 Mile house.

Participation by residents of nineteen neighbourhoods where curbside collection is being proposed has also been very low. Of over 7,000 notices mailed directly to each property in these areas, only 689 responses have been received as of May 29. Average participation by residents is under ten percent of each neighbourhood’s estimated population.

Residents are being asked to complete the survey to ensure that the results of consultation on the regional district’s Solid Waste Management Planning is effective, informed, and reflective of the region’s vision for waste reduction. More information about each proposal, the impacts of each option, and survey links can be found at


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