Environmental Regulatory & Enforcement Services
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    Grease Interceptors
    ​All commercial kitchens whose wastewater contains fat, oils and grease are required by law to have a properly installed and maintained grease interceptor.
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    Non Road Diesel ​Tier 1 Engine Prohibition
    Starting January 1, 2020 Tier 1 engines cannot be operated in Metro Vancouver unless the engine was registered and had a minimum 90-day operating period purchased.
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    Solid Waste Regulatory Program

    ​The goal of the program is to ensure proper management of privately operated municipal solid waste facilities to achieve the objectives of the regional Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan.


    We protect public health, the environment, utility infrastructure and worker safety by developing and implementing bylaws, regulations and codes of practice related to: non-domestic sewerage from industrial, commercial and institutional sources, air emissions from industries, trades, businesses, activities, operations and residences, and privately owned solid waste facilities. We issue permits and licences, set standards and assess  compliance with our by-laws.

 We Work On

  • Air Quality Regulatory Program

    Our regulatory services support the region’s Integrated Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Management Plan. We do this by issuing air quality permits, promoting compliance with air quality bylaws and enforcement of those bylaws. The regulation of emissions from industrial, commercial and institutional (stationary) sources minimizes emissions to protect public health and the environment.
  • Liquid Waste Regulatory Services

    Our regulatory services support the region’s Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan. We do this by monitoring and regulating the volume and contents of wastewater produced by industrial sources through waste discharge permits issued under Sewer Use Bylaw No. 299, which also includes Codes of Practice for dental operations, dry cleaners, photo processors and commercial kitchens.
  • Solid Waste Regulatory Program

    We promote the responsible management of municipal solid waste and recyclable material. We do this through the issuance of licences to privately owned facilities, compliance promotion and enforcement of the Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw. Our program supports the region’s Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan (ISWRMP)

Contact Us

     Ray Robb, Division Manager, Environmental Regulatory & Enforcement Services