Whistler has a goal of becoming zero waste. Updates to the Solid Waste Bylaw by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) last year now require all properties to separate all recyclable material, and food scraps and organics from garbage. 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 but in recognition that some properties still need help adapting and that waste program leads change over time the RMOW and AWARE have partnered up to provide a series of waste focused workshops this fall.
In recognition that every business and property is different the workshops focus on common themes and provide links and tools to more detailed information, which attendees can access while working to implement new waste systems. The one-hour workshops will be packed with PRACTICAL guidance. There will also be time following the workshop to connect with AWARE and RMOW staff on questions specific to individual properties or business actions. Each workshop is offered as a morning and early evening session to try ensure everyone has a chance to attend.
Three different types of workshops are being offered, tailored to each of the following user groups:
For Multi-Family Accommodations –
For Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Properties –
For Cleaning Companies –
For details on the Solid Waste Bylaw and to access existing information and tools on how to prepare your business or property head to www.whistler.ca/services/waste-management.
The Solid Waste Solutions Workshops have been funded by the RMOW and will be delivered by the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE), who have been working to support properties and businesses in Whistler to reduce waste and maximise diversion for 30 years.