In October 2017, the GVS&DD Board approved changes to the Tipping Fee Bylaw which included the introduction of a surcharge for Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Packaging received at Metro Vancouver disposal facilities in garbage loads, if the EPS Packaging exceeds 20% of the weight or volume of the load. The surcharge amount is set at 100% of the tipping fee, and comes into effect July 1, 2018.
Instead of throwing it in the garbage, EPS Packaging can be recycled – local recycling exists for both residentially and commercially generated EPS Packaging in the region. Visit www.metrovancouverrecycles.org for options.
Details on the Disposal Ban are found in the following GVS&DD Board reports, available here.
- Expanded Polystyrene Disposal Ban Consultation Summary and Proposed Implementation Approach (GVS&DD Board Agenda Item E2.1, page 26)
- GVS&DD Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw No. 306, 2017 (GVS&DD Board Agenda Item G2.1, page 228)
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