Metro Vancouver considers levy, bylaw changes, for solid waste generatorsMetro Vancouver considers levy, bylaw changes, for solid waste generators<div class="ExternalClass5C776F22428844CA98A94D72D5E0C1E2"><p>​Metro Vancouver is considering a proposed new “Generator Levy” on all residential, commercial and institutional waste generated in the region, irrespective of whether it is managed at regional facilities.</p><p>The proposed levy, coupled with a Hauler Licensing bylaw, is aimed at ensuring all waste generators in the region contribute to the fixed costs of the region’s transfer station network. A Bylaw 181 Review is also being considered to modernize the way Metro Vancouver regulates private sector facilities. </p><p>The changes are part of the region’s Solid Waste Framework Review. The generator levy would be built into the tipping fee for waste going to regional disposal facilities, and would not affect the total cost of disposal at Metro Vancouver or City of Vancouver transfer stations, as tipping rates would be adjusted to create an equivalent total cost of tipping. </p><p>However, waste haulers who deliver to facilities other than Metro Vancouver or City of Vancouver disposal facilities will be required to track those waste quantities and collect a fee from the waste generator, which would then be remitted to Metro Vancouver. </p><p>The hauler licensing bylaw aims to ensure recycling systems are in place wherever garbage is collected in the region, and encourage enhanced waste reduction and recycling at source within multi-family and commercial/institutional buildings, which have much lower recycling rates compared with single family buildings. It would only apply to commercial haulers who collect more than 10 tonnes (about one full garbage truck) of mixed solid waste per month.</p><p>Bylaw 181, meanwhile, would regulate private sector facilities that manage municipal solid waste and recyclable materials. The bylaw, last revised in 1996, has become outdated and revisions would allow for better regulation of private sector facilities by issuing and enforcing Solid Waste Licenses. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue34-levy.jpg2017-07-31T07:00:00ZGP0|#2c0fce0a-9b46-4bae-b276-c523188c6aa3;L0|#02c0fce0a-9b46-4bae-b276-c523188c6aa3|Issue 34;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass31393A92ECC74F6782125C5A1E4ED563"><p>Metro Vancouver is considering a proposed new "Generator Levy" on all residential, commercial and institutional waste generated in the region, irrespective of whether it is managed at regional facilities.</p><p>The proposed levy, coupled with a Hauler Licensing bylaw, is aimed at ensuring all waste generators in the region contribute to the fixed costs of the region's transfer station network. </p></div>0