Tis' the Season to Create Memories, not Garbage in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/453/Tis' the Season to Create Memories, not Garbage in Metro Vancouver453Tis' the Season to Create Memories, not Garbage in Metro VancouverGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass4D1DF91D0CBD4E459F1BBA00C4A39A98"><p>Starting a new hobby with a loved one, re-gifting a favourite novel or board game, giving gifts that last or taking a hungry student grocery shopping are just a few of the ideas being offered as part of Metro Vancouver’s Create Memories, Not Garbage holiday campaign that runs until January 1.</p></div>2016-11-14T08:00:00Zstring;#2016
National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Unveiled in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/451/National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Unveiled in Metro Vancouver451National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Unveiled in Metro VancouverGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBA3131404FD7460BABF4A6569CA8ED25">The National Zero Waste Council today announced a National Food Waste Reduction Strategy to combat climate change, reduce municipal disposal costs and improve community resiliency.</div>2016-11-03T07:00:00Zstring;#2016
Spring Cleaning Made Easier with Metro Vancouver Apphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/437/Spring Cleaning Made Easier with Metro Vancouver App437Spring Cleaning Made Easier with Metro Vancouver AppGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB77E6B6A742E43368B11BEC9E286C2B2"><p>If you have items to donate like furniture, appliances, and clothing, Metro Vancouver’s free app MVrecycles will help you find the most‐convenient locations. You’ll also find the closest locations to recycle just about anything including batteries, electronics, asphalt shingles, old tires, and paint.</p></div>2016-04-25T07:00:00Zstring;#2016
New Tipping Fees Effective January 1, 2016http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/433/New Tipping Fees Effective January 1, 2016433New Tipping Fees Effective January 1, 2016GP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0A2656B1830D43268679363B99C0CEEF">New Metro Vancouver tipping fees for disposing of garbage at regional waste management facilities will take effect January 1, 2016. The new rates were approved by the Metro Vancouver Board on October 30, 2015. </div>2015-12-22T08:00:00Zstring;#2015
Metro Vancouver Discontinues Current Waste-To-Energy Procurement Processhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/427/Metro Vancouver Discontinues Current Waste-To-Energy Procurement Process427Metro Vancouver Discontinues Current Waste-To-Energy Procurement ProcessGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF24D7D6F323343788CDB23D5276E9E39"><p>Due to uncertainty around future waste volumes and continued reduction in residual waste, Metro Vancouver has discontinued its current waste-to-energy (WTE) procurement process. </p></div>2015-12-10T08:00:00Zstring;#2015
Create Memories, Not Garbagehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/424/Create Memories, Not Garbage424Create Memories, Not GarbageGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassC173D8BCE63646C8869B95FD675820BD">This year give shared experiences or gifts that are made to last. Create new Christmas memories with the people that bring you joy.</div>2015-11-18T08:00:00Zstring;#2015
Recycling Spoiled Food After Recent Stormhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/418/Recycling Spoiled Food After Recent Storm418Recycling Spoiled Food After Recent StormGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0A0048F7E54640628AE1E4D9667A8A24"><p>​Metro Vancouver reminds residents and businesses to use their green bins and home composters to recycle as much of the excess food waste as possible due to power outages during last weekend’s storm.</p></div>2015-09-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2015
Initial Success for Waste & Clean Wood Disposal Bans Enforcement Begins July 1http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/402/Initial Success for Waste & Clean Wood Disposal Bans Enforcement Begins July 1402Initial Success for Waste & Clean Wood Disposal Bans Enforcement Begins July 1GP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF6D9889BE8B8420FB82DB94ABC90BFE8"><p>Recycling rates for food waste and clean wood have increased significantly since Metro Vancouver’s bans on food waste and clean wood came into effect on January 1. </p></div>2015-07-02T07:00:00Zstring;#2015
Nitrogen Oxides Emissions Significantly Reduced at Waste-to-Energy Facilityhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/396/Nitrogen Oxides Emissions Significantly Reduced at Waste-to-Energy Facility396Nitrogen Oxides Emissions Significantly Reduced at Waste-to-Energy FacilityGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassA97C5B44F1B24FF38F307F8D4C201381">Since the beginning of 2015, emissions at the Metro Vancouver Waste-to-Energy Facility have been reduced by 53 per cent due to an updated emission control system, which is the equivalent of removing about 20,000 vehicles from the road.</div>2015-05-26T07:00:00Zstring;#2015
Love Food Hate Wastehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/394/Love Food Hate Waste394Love Food Hate WasteGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBF3CBC3C0B4F4A8691679BD9E2841315"><p>Metro Vancouver today launched Love Food Hate Waste, a three-year campaign to reduce avoidable food waste at home.Food that was purchased but never eaten is considered avoidable waste.</p></div>2015-05-07T07:00:00Zstring;#2015
New Tool for Improving Recycling in Apartment Buildingshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/391/New Tool for Improving Recycling in Apartment Buildings391New Tool for Improving Recycling in Apartment BuildingsGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass207C384342DE4E06877EE09E7C3E782A"><p>Metro Vancouver has developed the Multi-Family Recycling Toolkit, an online tool to help owners, stratas, managers and residents improve recycling in their multi-family buildings.</p></div>2015-04-23T07:00:00Zstring;#2015
Metro Vancouver Lowers Tipping Fees for Large Waste Loadshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/387/Metro Vancouver Lowers Tipping Fees for Large Waste Loads387Metro Vancouver Lowers Tipping Fees for Large Waste LoadsGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass35C4E0A3311F4FFC8EABC025AB69617B">Metro Vancouver today announced revisions to the tipping fees charged for disposing of garbage at regional waste management facilities.</div>2015-02-13T08:00:00Zstring;#2015
Metro Vancouver Residents More than Double their Return of Expired Medicationshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/385/Metro Vancouver Residents More than Double their Return of Expired Medications385Metro Vancouver Residents More than Double their Return of Expired MedicationsGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass30F174FEA29C4C98862A1C0172591773"><p> Last year, Metro Vancouver residents returned more than 45,000 kilograms of expired or unused medications to community pharmacies for safe disposal. That’s the same weight as almost 10,000 sockeye salmon. </p></div>2015-02-03T08:00:00Zstring;#2015
Food Waste to be Separated From Garbage in 2015http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/383/Food Waste to be Separated From Garbage in 2015383Food Waste to be Separated From Garbage in 2015GP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass66EB7B5D0C3E45529F7FE0087D0E5BD1"><p>​As of January 1, new rules will be in place to encourage residents and businesses in Metro Vancouver to separate food waste from regular garbage.​</p></div>2014-12-15T08:00:00Zstring;#2014
Provincial Decision a Very Serious Threat to Recycling in Metro Vancouver http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/1/Provincial Decision a Very Serious Threat to Recycling in Metro Vancouver1Provincial Decision a Very Serious Threat to Recycling in Metro Vancouver GP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass831BCDD273AA4B2D9865A2642773FFC1"><p>​The decision by BC Environment Minister Mary Polak to reject a Metro Vancouver bylaw that is necessary to increased recycling and proper management of garbage will have catastrophic consequences throughout the province</p></div>2014-10-17T07:00:00Zstring;#2014
Food isn’t garbage. Food Scraps Belong in your Green Bin http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/2/Food isn’t garbage. Food Scraps Belong in your Green Bin2Food isn’t garbage. Food Scraps Belong in your Green Bin GP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass69FF471B69D040F19678E56C1162D5D9"><p>​​That message will greet residents and visitors as they travel around the Metro Vancouver region between October and late November, and in shopping malls, public facilities, and office building elevators</p></div>2014-10-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2014
Experts Demonstrate Moving Beyond Reduce, Reuse & Recycle at Metro Vancouver's Annual Zero Waste Conferencehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/3/Experts Demonstrate Moving Beyond Reduce, Reuse & Recycle at Metro Vancouver's Annual Zero Waste Conference3Experts Demonstrate Moving Beyond Reduce, Reuse & Recycle at Metro Vancouver's Annual Zero Waste ConferenceGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassAEA5BBD1B50D4D308C4660C087AD2FC7"><p>​How we deal with our waste is changing, and Metro Vancouver is bringing together international, national and local experts on transforming how we create and dispose of waste at the fourth annual Zero Waste Conference.</p></div>2014-09-12T07:00:00Zstring;#2014
Waste-to-Energy emissions about to get even lowerhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/5/Waste-to-Energy emissions about to get even lower5Waste-to-Energy emissions about to get even lowerGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass069D4C513A744103A31FD7F2265DE078"><p>​Emissions from Metro Vancouver’s waste-to-energy facility are getting lower thanks to an upgraded control system. Smog forms when nitrogen oxides react with other air pollutants in the presence of sunlight. The biggest source of in our region is vehicles</p></div>2014-09-11T07:00:00Zstring;#2014
Together We're Keeping Food Out of Our Garbagehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/16/Together We're Keeping Food Out of Our Garbage16Together We're Keeping Food Out of Our GarbageGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6B1BF6E18F1845DA80762394F9274254">Single-family homes in the Metro Vancouver region have reduced their garbage by 26 per cent during the last three years, mostly because residents are putting food scraps and leftovers into “green carts” instead of garbage cans.</div>2014-06-19T07:00:00Zstring;#2014
New Website Delivers Straight Goods on Waste to Energyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/20/New Website Delivers Straight Goods on Waste to Energy20New Website Delivers Straight Goods on Waste to EnergyGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass9DB8F19252004CC8B2F8426E971EBA65">Got questions about the role of Waste to Energy in Metro Vancouver’s strategy to manage garbage in the region?<br>We’ve got answers.</div>2014-05-14T07:00:00Zstring;#2014