CleanBC organics infrastructure and collection program

The CleanBC Organics Infrastructure and Collection Program (OICP) keeps organic waste out of landfills and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

OICP funding supports the total investment of $38.85 million towards building new, and expanding existing, organic waste-processing facilities and residential household collection programs.

The Government of British Columbia contributed $25.9 million to fund up to 66 percent of eligible project costs of the successful projects.

Funding recipients will contribute the remaining $12.95 million in project costs.

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Types of projects

The OICP provided funding to:

  • Composting facilities
  • Anaerobic digestion facilities
    • A facility that converts organic waste to energy
  • Residential household food waste and/or yard waste collection services

Successful projects

All recipients have been notified and will be announced on an on-going basis. Projects will be operational by March 2024.

 
Funding recipient Project name (s)
Bowen Island Municipality On-Island Compost Facility
City of Campbell River Automated Curbside Collection for Garbage, Recycling and Organics
City of Fernie City of Fernie Organics Collection Program
City of Kamloops City of Kamloops Curbside Organics Collection Program
City of Kimberley Kimberley Curbside Organics Collection
City of Powell River Organics Curbside Collection
City of Vernon City of Vernon Household Organics Collection Program
District of Invermere District of Invermere’s Curbside Organics
District of Kitimat Kitimat Curbside Organics Collection Program
District of Summerland Summerland Residential Organic Waste Collection Project
Esk’etemc Esk'etemc Community Composting System and Collection Program
Fraser Valley Regional District Boston Bar / North Bend Composting Operation
Gitxaala First Nation Gitxaala First Nation Community Composting System
Kitasoo Xai'xais Nation Kitasoo Xai'xais Nation Community Composting System and Organics Collection Program
Regional District of Central Kootenay Regional District of Central Kootenay Residential Curbside Organics Collection Partnership
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary McKelvey Creek Watershed Curbside Collection Green Bin Project
Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen RDOS Residential Food Waste Collection
Regional District of Nanaimo Convertus Facility Upgrade (formerly known as Circular Waste BC)
Town of Comox Residential Curbside Organic Waste Collection
Town of Oliver Town of Oliver Residential Food Waste Collection
Village of Lumby Lumby Food Waste Collection Program

Recipient resources

Reporting templates

Successful OICP recipients are required to report at the end of their project using one of the following templates:

Guidance documents

Measurement tools

Greenhouse gas emission reductions are determined using: