Whistler has a goal to achieve "zero waste". As a community with strong sustainability goals, organizations across the community have been working together to improve the ways in which waste material is managed. Updates to the Solid Waste Bylaw by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) now require all industrial, commercial and institutional properties to separate all recyclable and organic material from garbage to landfill.
The RMOW and its partner organizations have developed tools to support businesses to transition to waste management systems that divert organics and recyclables from the landfill.
Please find information about the safety of reusables during COVID-19 on the BC Centre for Disease Control website.
- Whistler's Zero Waste Strategy.
- Resort Municipality of Whistler updated Solid Waste Bylaw no. 2139 2017
- SLRD Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan 2016
Tools for Reducing Commercial Waste
- A Solutions Guide: Reducing Food Waste in Commercial Properties
- Tool 1- Reviewing Existing Waste Systems
- Tool 2- Identifying Food Waste Sources
- Composting Poster - This poster showcases what goes in and what stays out of the food
scraps and organics bin
- Small Organics Bin Label
- Identifying Compostable Plastics
- AWARE Waste Reduction Tools
Free Downloadable Signage
Throughout the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District and Metro Vancouver signage colour-coding and icons have been standardized to ensure consistency.
- Free Printable signs in multiple formats for in the property
- Build custom signage with the SLRD Do-It-Yourself Signage Tool
Building and Retrofitting Garbage Rooms
- Use this Flow Chart to identify the next steps required in your business to comply with the updated Solid Waste Bylaw
- RMOW Solid Waste Wildlife Enclosure Guidelines
- Contact the RMOW Building Department