Education and Resources

waste chart

The ACRD is committed to educating the community so that we can all do our best to reduce waste responsibly in our region. Below is information about educational tools available and how to request a presentation.

Check out videos on our ACRD Recycling and Organics playlist on the ACRD YouTube channel.

ACRD Information Resources
  • Sort'nGo Sorting Guide
  • External Resources

    Presentations and Workshops

    The ACRD is pleased to present engaging and interactive workshops on waste in the region. Contact our team at sortngo@acrd.bc.ca to set up a workshop covering the "Story of Waste in the ACRD Region".

    You can request a presentation by filling out the form on the Stay in the Know ACRD webpage.

    Find out:

    • How much waste
    • Where does it go
    • What are the challenges
    • What are the solutions
    • How waste management is governed in BC
    • How can each person make a difference

    School programs
    School workshops are designed to be in-line with the BC Curriculum Big Ideas and cross-curricular competencies for all grades. They are interactive and include:
    • The link between consumption and waste
    • Place-based learning (local ecological, historical and social connections)
    • Project-based learning if appropriate (e.g. stewardship initiatives or support for sustainable school projects)
    • Creative ideas for personal change
    • Recycle BC Colouring Book suitable for K-4

    Community programs
    • Suitable for audiences of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult, indoors or outdoors
    • Relevant to local issues yet in the context of the big picture
    • Inspiring, promote concrete ideas for making a personal difference.

    Train the trainer model
    Resources and training can be arranged for your in-house trainers (e.g. First Nation communities, businesses, apartment buildings etc.)