March 20, 2023

Resources From Waste: Integrated Resource Recovery

Stephen Salter P. Eng
Ministry of Community Development

This guide to Integrated Resource Recovery (IRR) emerged from an independent report released by the Government of British Columbia in May 2008. That report, entitled Resources from Waste: Integrated Resource Management Study examined approaches local governments across British Columbia might consider in using solid and liquid waste to create energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve water, and recover nutrients. This IRR Guide is intended for those who plan, design, and fund infrastructure – including water, wastewater, transportation, energy, and solid waste. Although it is technical in nature, it is also intended to be a resource for the broader community which uses this infrastructure.


  • Climate Action Planning
  • economy
  • Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Generation