New Generator Levy, hauler licensing moves forwardNew Generator Levy, hauler licensing moves forward<div class="ExternalClass2C191B02F2C544CD8E9C2BA6B18A51CB"><p>Metro Vancouver is proceeding with a Generator Levy and is proposing Commercial Waste Hauler Licensing to ensure all waste generators in the region contribute to the fixed costs of the region’s transfer station network, while reducing waste and boosting recycling in multi-family and commercial/institutional buildings. In addition, Metro Vancouver is proposing updates to Bylaw 181 to allow for better regulation of private sector facilities through the issuance and enforcement of Solid Waste Licenses.</p><p>The Generator Levy, recently approved by the GVS&DD Board, will come into effect on January 1, 2018 with an initial value of $40 per tonne. The Levy will be a component of the existing tipping fee and will not affect the total cost of garbage disposal at regional facilities. If waste is delivered to other facilities, waste haulers will be required to collect the Generator Levy and remit it to Metro Vancouver.</p><p>The Commercial Waste Hauler Licensing Bylaw and updates to Bylaw 181 were approved by the GVS&DD Board but require subsequent approval by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Hauler licensing would require commercial waste haulers to provide recycling containers for all multi-family and commercial/institutional buildings and would assist in the collection of the Generator Levy. Licensing would apply to commercial haulers who collect more than 10 tonnes of garbage per month, and would cost $100 per year per company, similar to B.C.’s composting facility annual fee. Licensing would not be required for those only collecting separated recyclable material or construction and demolition waste.</p><p>The changes to Bylaw 181 would modernize the way Metro Vancouver regulates private sector waste and recycling facilities, with the goal of increasing recycling, providing consistency and clarity and fostering a level playing field.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue38-generatorlevy.jpg2017-12-18T08:00:00ZGP0|#afe17b9f-722f-4cdf-95b6-a4beab8b1484;L0|#0afe17b9f-722f-4cdf-95b6-a4beab8b1484|Issue 38;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass6DBC044824F242DA83B086A8FDE19001"><p>​Metro Vancouver is proceeding with a Generator Levy and is proposing Commercial Waste Hauler Licensing to ensure all waste generators in the region contribute to the fixed costs of the region’s transfer station network, while reducing waste and boosting recycling in multi-family and commercial/institutional buildings.<br></p></div>0