waste disposal

Colombian environmental engineer Germán Viasus Tibamoso, owner of Tierra Viva, places beetle larvae on solid waste in Tunja, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The company transforms solid, organic waste, with the help of beetle larvae’s digestive microorganisms, that transform the waste into a compost rich in nitrogen and phosphorous. Once adults, some of the beetles are sent to scientific labs and others to Japan where they are popular as pets. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

VIDEO: Hard-working Colombian beetles clean garbage, retire as pets

Larvae can transform food waste into fertilizer

 

Brad Dusseault snapped this shot of a black bear feasting inside an unsecured garbage bin outside a local restaurant in Tofino. The bear was shot and killed on Oct. 1. (Brad Dusseault photo)

Bear shot in Tofino after becoming addicted to local restaurant waste

WildSafeBC urges residents and businesses in Tofino and Ucluelet to responsibly secure attractants

 

The Regional District of Nanaimo landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file photo)

RDN getting to work on $3-million project to permanently close part of landfill

Solid waste management committee recommends awarding $1.8-million tender to Secure Energy

 

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RDN promises improved communications surrounding waste collection in poor weather

Manager admits many residents frustrated as waste piled up

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Garbage collection was interrupted in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area due to heavy snowfall. (PQB News file photo)
Garbage collection was interrupted in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area due to heavy snowfall. (PQB News file photo)
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Qualicum Beach staff members want to save $50K by closing cardboard disposal bin

Finance director says it costs all taxpayers, with only a few reaping benefits

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The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo offers $300K in grants for zero-waste projects

Cash allotted for Zero Waste Recycling Funding program

The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange conducted waste audits last fall and reported its findings to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s solid waste management select committee last month. (News Bulletin file)

Waste audits in Nanaimo show more needs to be done to keep recyclables out of landfill

RDN working on mandatory waste separation bylaws for multi-family dwellings and businesses

Nanaimo Recycling Exchange conducted waste audits last fall and reported its findings to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s solid waste management select committee last month. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s regional landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s regional landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file)
Garden waste is not included in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s automated curbside garbage collection. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach director wants regional district to look at yard, garden waste collection

Other director suggests promoting programs that educate property owners on composting

Garden waste is not included in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s automated curbside garbage collection. (PQB News file photo)
Residents can drop off used recycling and food waste containers at approved Regional District of Nanaimo Disposal Facilities. (RDN photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo provides options for used curbside collection containers

Residents given two choices for old garbage, food waste bins

Residents can drop off used recycling and food waste containers at approved Regional District of Nanaimo Disposal Facilities. (RDN photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo dealing with concerns regarding efficiency of its automated garbage collection system. (RDN photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo dealing with concerns regarding efficiency of its automated garbage collection system. (RDN photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new automated collection trucks. (File photo/RDN)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new automated collection trucks. (File photo/RDN)
LETTER: Ways must be found to deal with new waste stream

LETTER: Ways must be found to deal with new waste stream

The Regional District of Nanaimo and its citizens are widely recognized as…

  • Sep 30, 2020
LETTER: Ways must be found to deal with new waste stream
EDITORIAL: Illegal dumping remains a big problem

EDITORIAL: Illegal dumping remains a big problem

Harsher penalties need to be enacted for the scofflaws

  • Jun 12, 2020
EDITORIAL: Illegal dumping remains a big problem
The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on diverting less trash to its landfill sites. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo’s waste diversion plan endorsed by province

Target is achieving 90 per cent waste diversion from landfill

The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on diverting less trash to its landfill sites. (File photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo will be introducing automated curbside collection in October. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo switching up curbside collection services

RDN to implement new automated system in October

The Regional District of Nanaimo will be introducing automated curbside collection in October. (File photo)
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