Metro Vancouver's regional network of solid waste facilities provides reliable and resilient waste and recycling services that benefit and are available to all residents and businesses who generate waste in the region. The Generator Levy ensures that all generators in the region contribute to the fixed costs of the region's network of solid waste facilities and solid waste planning.
The Generator Levy is built into the Tipping Fee at Regional Facilities and does not affect the cost of garbage disposal at those facilities. However, waste haulers delivering garbage to other facilities would collect the Generator Levy from waste generators and remit it to Metro Vancouver. The Generator Levy is set at $42 per tonne.
- United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre
- North Shore Recycling and Waste Centre
- North Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre
- Maple Ridge Recycling and Waste Centre
- Langley Recycling and Waste Centre
- Waste-to-Energy Facility
- Vancouver Landfill
- Vancouver South Transfer Station
How the Levy Works
Origin and Destination of Waste||
Application of the Generator Levy|
|Mixed Municipal Solid Waste delivered to Regional Facilities||The Generator Levy is incorporated into the tipping fee. No action is required, except that all haulers are required to maintain records as described in the Tipping Fee Bylaw Section 8.3. Haulers are required to collect and remit the Generator Levy to Metro Vancouver.
See list of municipalities that make up the GVS&DD.|
|Mixed Municipal Solid Waste originating from within the geographic area of the GVS&DD delivered to facilities other than Regional Facilities, either within or outside of Metro Vancouver||Haulers are required to collect and remit the Generator Levy to Metro Vancouver. See list of municipalities that make up the GVS&DD.|
|Mixed Municipal Solid Waste delivered to facilities other than Regional Facilities and containing waste collected from sources within the geographic area of the GVS&DD and also from another jurisdiction||The Generator Levy is applicable to the portion of the load collected from within the GVS&DD.|
Materials NOT Subject to Generator Levy if delivered to facilities other than Regional Facilities:
- construction and demolition waste
- source separated recyclables
- source separated organics
- agricultural waste
- industrial waste
- residual from processing facilities (e.g. composting facilities, recycling facilities, construction and demolition transfer stations or material recovery facilities)
Remittance of the Generator Levy is required for each quarter within 15 days of the end of the quarter. Remittance dates are included in the Tipping Fee Bylaw in Section 8.4.
Payment is to be made to the attention of:
Solid Waste Manager, Environmental Regulation and Enforcement Division
Parks and Environment Department
4515 Central Boulevard, Burnaby, BC, V5H 0C6
Subject: Generator Levy Remittance
Cheques should be made payable to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District.
A receipt will be provided once payment has been received by the Environmental Regulation and Enforcement Division.