Business and Multi-Family Recycling

Business Survey - Enter to Win $100 Gift Certificate

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen would like to see businesses doing more to recycle paper, plastic, and other materials, and are working on new regulations and programs. But businesses say they are facing multiple obstacles; lack of service, confusion about what is recyclable, and high costs, to name a few.

The RDOS and is now encouraging businesses throughout the region to participate in an online survey to ensure that the voice of the business community is heard in advance of any new bylaws, policies, or programs being created for both recycling and potentially composting.

Businesses that would like to voice their concerns with regards to business recycling and composting are asked to visit to complete a 10-minute survey and enter to win a one-night stay and dinner for two at Watermark Beach Resort, OR a $100 gift card from the local business of their choice.

 The Regional District is also looking to hear from managers and residents of multi-family buildings. Businesses that are interested in a waste audit can contact Andrea Mackintosh at 250-212-5523 or


The Regional District has hired GreenStep Solutions to provide a consultation and education program for businesses and multi-family developments throughout the Regional District.

GreenStep Solutions will be reaching out to businesses and multi-family developments across the RDOS to discuss potential barriers to recycling. There are also a limited number of FREE waste audits available for businesses and multifamily developments. You can learn about the composition of your waste streams, get a baseline data set, and start making improvements to your waste systems.

If you are a business or manage a multifamily development and would like to schedule a personal consultation, or for more information about the waste audits contact GreenStep Solutions at 250-862-8941 ext. 3,

Apply for a FREE business waste audit:

To apply for a waste audit, contact or call 250-862-8941 ext. 3 with the following information:

  • Your business name and physical address
  • Industry/business type
  • Number of employees
  • Type of waste hauling infrastructure (ie. roll-off bin, dumpster, rolling cart, etc)
  • Why you would like a waste audit

There are a limited number of waste audits available. Spots will be selected based on business type and geographic area. Apply ASAP for a better chance at getting a spot. We look forward to working with you!