Trucked Liquid Waste Program Review

Metro Vancouver is reviewing aspects of the Trucked Liquid Waste Program, including sections in the Sewer Use Bylaw No. 299, 2007, which regulate the discharge of trucked liquid waste at Metro Vancouver facilities.

Metro Vancouver is committed to engaging with stakeholders that have the potential to be impacted by changes to the Trucked Liquid Waste Program. During the review process, staff will seek input on:

  • Administrative changes and updates to language, including definitions
  • What wastes must use trucked liquid waste facilities, what wastes haulers can discharge directly into the wastewater collection system and the requirements to be allowed to do so
  • New regulations for sani-dump operators
  • Clarifying manifesting requirements for haulers
  • Policy development for out of region trucked liquid waste
  • Fees
  • Educational tools

Project Updates

Initial engagement began in December 2019 with a feedback session for trucked liquid waste haulers. Project notification and invitations to participate in the feedback session were sent to approximately 70 industry representatives.

To request a copy of the meeting summary from this feedback session, please email  

In spring 2020, web questionnaires were launched for Haulers and Non-Domestic Generators with Trucked Waste Authorizations to share feedback about Metro Vancouver's Trucked Liquid Waste Program and their organizations' needs and interests. These questionnaires were open for responses until June 29, 2020. Thank you to all who participated.

Engagement timeline

Beginning in fall 2019, Metro Vancouver will work with trucked liquid waste haulers and other industry representatives to seek input as part of the program review process.


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How can I provide input during the review process?

Metro Vancouver is offering a number of ways for industry representatives to provide their input during the review process including:

  • Feedback sessions
  • Online questionnaire
  • One-to-one interviews

If you would like to be involved in the process, please contact us.

Why is Metro Vancouver reviewing the Trucked Liquid Waste Program?

Trucked liquid waste is high strength and must be managed appropriately to minimize risks to the wastewater system. The purpose of the Sewer Use Bylaw No. 299, 2007 is to protect the wastewater system, human health and the environment. Aspects of the bylaw related to trucked liquid waste have not been reviewed since 2007 and associated fees have not been updated since 2012.

Metro Vancouver is reviewing the Trucked Liquid Waste Program to ensure it reflects current best practices for the management of trucked liquid waste in the region. Regulations, fee structure and definitions require a review to:

  • stay current with industry practices and trends
  • reflect regional population growth
  • better manage what is being delivered to treatment plants