Metro Vancouver’s 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.
Information about the new TLW Bylaw adopted on May 28, 2021 is available here.
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:
Domestic Trucked Liquid Waste Discharge Fees 2021-2025
Non-Domestic Trucked Liquid Waste Discharge Fees 2021-2025