Garbage and recycling tipping fees starting January 2018
TYPE OF LOAD
FEE (starts January 2018)
Garbage 0 to 1 tonnes
$137 per tonne up to a maximum load fee of $120
Garbage 1 to 9 tonnes
$115 per tonne up to a maximum load fee of $743
Garbage 9 tonnes or more
$82 per tonne
|Transaction fee (applies to garbage, gypsum, and special handle waste)||$5 per load|
Minimum fee (garbage)
$25 from 10 am – 2 pm on weekdays (except Statutory holidays) at North Shore, Surrey, and Coquitlam Transfer Stations
New Gypsum up to 1/2 tonne - new cut-offs only
Used Gypsum up to 1/2 tonne
*Applies at Langley and Maple Ridge Transfer Stations only.
Restrictions and special bagging requirements apply
Food Waste (max 100L), Green Waste, Clean Wood
$95/tonne, minimum $10
Mattresses and box springs
$15/unit, max 4 units
Minimum and maximum fees include the transaction fee. ‘
Garbage loads originating from Maple Ridge: $4 per tonne applied, to directly support Maple Ridge recycling programs.
Complete tipping fee details are found in the
Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw 306, 2017
Other changes starting January 2018:
Four or fewer large appliances may be dropped off at a designated Recycling Area at one time.
Toxic plants, railroad ties and creosote treated wood
Loads of toxic plants (Devil's Club, Giant Hogweed and Spurge Laurel) are not permitted at Metro Vancouver transfer stations. They may only be disposed at the Waste-to-Energy Facility if authorized prior to delivery. Call 604-451-6185 or email
Toxic plants, railroad ties and creosote treated wood have been added to the banned Hazardous and Operational Impact Materials list.
Snow-flocked or frosted trees are not permitted as Green Waste at Metro Vancouver Transfer Stations as the snow-like flocculant on the trees cannot be properly composted at organics processing facilities.
Weight Only tickets
Customers can obtain a ticket recording only the weight of their load. The fee is $15 per ticket.
The Generator Levy is a component of the Tipping Fee that recovers the fixed costs of transfer stations and solid waste planning, and includes the Regional Services Rate. The Generator Levy has no effect on the total cost of tipping at Metro Vancouver transfer stations.
A full list of Tipping Fee Bylaw changes is included in the Zero Waste Committee report dated October 6, 2017, titled “GVS&DD Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw No. 306,2017”
Changes starting July 2018
Expanded Polystyrene Disposal Ban. Starting July 2018, surcharges of 100% of the tipping fee will apply to any garbage loads containing over 20% expanded polystyrene packaging.
This includes white expanded polystyrene (commonly referred to as Styrofoam™) used for protecting and distributing products. The disposal ban does not apply to food/beverage containers, packing peanuts or expanded polystyrene that is painted, soiled or treated. Instead of being disposed, expanded polystyrene can be reused by local manufacturing companies or recycled into new products. Local recycling options exist for both residentially and commercially generated expanded polystyrene. Visit metrovancouverrecycles.org for drop-off locations and facilities.