Sponsors: Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, District of New Hazelton
WHEREAS Recycle BC provides funding to local governments for the collection and processing of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) materials and the operation of residential EPR Depots;
AND WHEREAS Recycle BC proposes expansion of the current program to include only incorporated municipalities with a population greater than 5000 with curbside collection established prior to May 2014:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the North Central Local Government Association and the Union of BC Municipalities lobby the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to require Recycle BC’s Program Plan to include access and financial support from Recycle BC for unincorporated and rural communities.
UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has not endorsed any resolutions calling for Recycle BC’s new program plan to include access and financial support for unincorporated and rural communities.
However, Resolution 2014-A6 called for service delivery by Recycle BC in all communities, including rural and small, in which regulated products are retailed. In terms of financial assistance, Resolution 2017-B109 called on the Province to direct Recycle BC to negotiate a cash transfer to regional districts to support existing packaging and printed paper recycling programs