Waste Management and Reduction

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is committed to diverting waste from the landfill. To continue to move Whistler towards its goal of zero waste, we need support from residents, visitors, public organizations and businesses.

Whistler is located in the Squamish Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) which manages solid waste for the region. In British Columbia, regional districts are required by the Environmental Management Act to develop solid waste management plans. The SLRD's solid waste management plan seeks to reduce the region's per capita waste by 67 per cent (from 1990s levels) with the overall goal of zero waste from the region.  The RMOW Waste Management Strategy  aims to reduce solid waste management operating costs while working towards Whistler’s goal of zero waste by diverting waste from the landfill. 

Commercial and Strata Property Bylaw Update

In June 2017, RMOW staff will update the Solid Waste bylaw to require three-stream waste diversion, including the collection of food scraps. These changes are consistent with Whistler's waste reduction and climate change targets. 

May 2017 Organics Diversion Presentation

Organics Diversion FAQs

Waste management information for

Strata residents Non-strata residents Property Managers Businesses



Community Performance Indicators