Diversion Rates of Licensed Facilities Receiving Construction and Demolition Waste
Metro Vancouver’s Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan sets ambitious regional diversion goals, which rely on increased diversion in the construction and demolition sector. Most construction and demolition waste recycling in the region takes place at private licensed facilities regulated through the Greater Vancouver Sewerage & Drainage District (GVS&DD) Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw No. 181, 1996. Through Metro Vancouver’s regulatory program, information is collected about materials managed at these private licensed facilities, including quantities received, recycled, composted, used for energy recovery, and disposed in landfills.
The diversion rate for each private facility is calculated based on the total waste recycled in the previous calendar year divided by the total waste received at the facility. Publishing the diversion rates for individual private facilities that manage construction and demolition waste improves transparency for customers that rely on these facilities to recycle construction and demolition waste and help encourage best practices in construction and demolition waste recycling.