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At the moment the Whistler landfill is just going into the early stages of engineering that would extend its life to 2008, the year it is scheduled to close.
Construction for this expansion will begin in the spring.
The SLRD, like all the regions in the province, has a commitment to reduce solid waste by 50 per cent per capita.
The province set this goal in 1989 in reaction to the increasing solid waste generation in the province.
Last year residents in the southern region of the SLRD (Pemberton south to Squamish) reduced their waste by 50 per cent through the 4 Rs initiatives reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink.