Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Bylaw

Garbage and recycling tipping fees starting January 2023


FEE (starts January 2023)

Garbage: Under 1 tonne

$161/tonne, up to a maximum of $144 per load

Garbage 1 to 7.99 tonnes

$139/tonne, up to a maximum of $909 per load

Garbage 8 tonnes or more


Garbage: Municipal


​Construction and Demolition Processing Residual Waste​$150/tonne
​Transaction Fee**​$5 per load

Peak Hours (10am – 2pm weekdays)*


Non-Peak Hours


Municipal Organics

$110/tonne, with a minimum of $10

​Used Gypsum

Restrictions and special bagging requirements apply

​$200/tonne, with a minimum of $15

​New Gypsum

$150/ tonne, with a minimum of $15

Source-Separated Organic Waste/Green Waste /
Clean Wood

$107/ tonne, with a minimum of $10

Mattresses and box springs

$15 each, maximum 4 units

Weight Only


*Excludes Statutory Holidays and Central Surrey, Langley and Maple Ridge recycling and waste centres and the Waste-to-Energy Facility
**Applies to each load of garbage, construction and demolition processing residual waste, special handle waste or gypsum
Fees include the Generator Levy and Disposal Rate where applicable
Minimum and maximum fees include the transaction fee 


Who approves the Tipping Fee Bylaw? 

The Tipping Fee Bylaw is approved by Metro Vancouver's Board, which is made up of Mayors and Councillors from municipalities around the region who are responsible for managing our solid waste in an environmentally and financially responsible manner.

Why are there minimum and peak hour fees?

85% of vehicle traffic to the recycling and waste centres is small loads (under 1 tonne). As this creates traffic congestion on incoming roads, wait lines and higher processing costs, the minimum and peak hour changes are in place to encourage two things: first to encourage the use of off-peak hour deliveries, and second to encourage customers to deliver larger loads instead of multiple small loads.

What is the transaction fee and why is it separate from the weight based fee?

The transaction fee of $5 is applied to all loads of garbage, gypsum and special handle waste. This fee is separate as it contributes to the fixed costs associated with managing each load. These fixed costs are incurred regardless of the load's weight and include weigh scale costs, staffing, tipping floor maintenance and other requirements.


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