Subsidized Recycling Options for Small Municipalities

Year
2019
Category
Environment
NCLGA Ref#
R38
UBCM Ref#
B43

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership - Amended & Endorsed by the UBCM Membership | Endorsed as Amended by the NCLGA Membership

Details

Original Resolution with amendment (in red):

Whereas few recycling opportunities are available in remote and smaller municipalities due to poor economies of scale for populations under 5,000, greater distances to recycling facilities and cost prohibitive infrastructure investment, resulting in inequities for recycling opportunities in different regions of the Province;

And whereas recycling organizations continue to lack the viability to offer Extended Producer Responsibility Programs for remote and smaller municipalities;

Therefore be it resolved that the NCLGA and the UBCM lobby the provincial government to provide financial aid to small municipalities for the increase of recycling options including plastics, glass and bottles at recycling and transfer stations regardless of the size and location of each municipality in the Province of BC.

UBCM Amendments:

Therefore be it resolved that UBCM lobby the provincial government to ensure the intent of the Recycling Regulation is met and that Extended Producer Responsibility programs deliver service to communities regardless of the size and location provide financial aid to small municipalities for the increase of recycling options including plastics, glass and bottles at recycling and transfer stations regardless of the size and location of each municipality in the Province of BC.

North Central Local Government Association