In May this year, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) will begin reconstruction of the Nesters Waste Depot as part of the long-term waste reduction strategy.
The redesigned site will allow for smoother traffic flow in and out of the depot, and more efficient use of space. Construction will continue throughout the summer with a target completion date set for late August. There will be no disruption to service throughout the project. The new site will host the Whistler Community Services Society office, as well as the Whistler Re-Use-It Centre, both of which are scheduled to relocate in 2017.
The Nesters Depot land was purchased by the RMOW in 2012 and intended to be further developed to manage the increased waste management needs of the community. When the construction is complete, the new depot will include updated signage consistent with the SLRD standards, increased regional recycling facilities, and will maintain current attendant staffing.
Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden supports waste reduction efforts. “Whistler has set ambitious waste reduction targets, and to meet them, we will need the support of the entire community. There are many waste reduction projects in place for 2016, and in the months ahead, we will continue to provide tools and support to help residents and businesses to be part of the solution.”
Whistler’s community waste monitoring
Whistler’s community-wide waste decreased last year despite an increase in the number of visitors. Organic waste diversion continues to be the foundation of the RMOW’s approach to waste reduction. Whistler is committed to tracking solid waste and year-round waste reduction. Read more about Whistler’s waste performance.