GVS&DD Trucked Liquid Waste Bylaw No. 345, 2021, protects sewer workers, infrastructure and the environment by regulating the management and discharge of trucked liquid waste in the region.
Domestic trucked liquid waste facilities were established in order to provide a location for the discharge of domestic waste from locations that are not connected to a municipal sanitary sewer such as waste from septic tanks, holding tanks and portable toilets.
A non-domestic trucked liquid waste facility was established for waste from businesses that cannot be discharged to the sewer. Authorization for each non-domestic trucked liquid waste source must be obtained prior to disposal.
Haulers and Use of Metro Vancouver Trucked Liquid Waste Facilities
Residents or businesses must employ a waste disposal company that has access privileges to our facilities, known as a “hauler”, to transport the waste to a trucked liquid waste (TLW) facility for discharge and treatment.
Metro Vancouver currently operates domestic trucked liquid waste facilities at the Annacis Island, Iona Island and Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) and a non-domestic trucked liquid waste facility at the Iona Island WWTP.
The trucked liquid waste haulers are charged a fee at the disposal facilities based on the type of discharge:
In-Region Domestic Trucked Liquid Waste Discharge Fees 2021-2025
In-Region Non-Domestic Trucked Liquid Waste Discharge Fees 2021-2025
Metro Vancouver’s wastewater treatment Plants are designed and funded based on wastewater generated from within the region. In recent years, Metro Vancouver trucked liquid waste facilities have seen an increase in out-of-region trucked liquid waste. There is a need to address out-of-region waste and ensure that each region adequately plans and manages their own waste.
The Trucked Liquid Waste Bylaw restricts discharges of trucked liquid waste from outside the region. Only in exceptional circumstances within neighbouring jurisdictions, Metro Vancouver may consider and authorize out-of-region trucked liquid waste through a review process.
If authorized, discharges of out-of-region trucked liquid waste will be subject to higher rates than in-region trucked liquid waste to recover the additional costs of processing these requests.
2023 Out-of-Region Trucked Liquid Waste Discharge Fees
2023 Discharge Fees With a valid out-of-region discharge number issued after October 28, 2022|
|Domestic Trucked Liquid Waste Discharge Fee Rate ($/m3)||$58.60|
|Non-Domestic Trucked Liquid Waste Discharge Fee Rate ($/m3)||$101.77|
Rates will increase by the consumer price index inflation rate annually on January 1.
For inquiries regarding out-of-region trucked liquid waste discharge requests, please contact
email@example.com. Applications will be processed as time permits.