Bylaw 181 Review

​From July to September 2017, Metro Vancouver consulted on a proposed review of Bylaw 181, which regulates private sector facilities that manage municipal solid waste and recyclable material. The volume and nature of municipal solid waste and recyclable material in the region has changed dramatically since the bylaw was last revised in 1996.

Bylaw updates would modernize the way we regulate private sector facilities, increase recycling and ensure equity.

key areas for Bylaw review

  • Recyclable material definition
  • Regulated facilities that fall under the bylaw
  • Appeal Process
  • Exclusions and exemptions from licensing requirements
  • Licensing process and term

Engagement and Consultation

Metro Vancouver consulted with a wide range of interested parties through a webinar, workshops and on-line survey.

The consultation period closed on September 30, 2017. Input received through the consultation process has been shared with the Zero Waste Committee.  Detailed consultation feedback, including written correspondence received (letters and surveys), consultation meeting summaries, participant lists and a summary of consultation input received and Metro Vancouver responses is included a report to the October 12, 2017 Zero Waste Committee and additional feedback is documented in the November GVS&DD Board Agenda (Agenda Item E2.1, page 29).

Following consultation, proposed bylaw amendments are included in the November 24, 2017 GVS&DD Board report, titled “GVS&DD Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Amending Bylaw 309” (Agenda Item G1.2, page 182). If approved by the GVS&DD Board, the proposed bylaw amendments would require approval by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

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Friday, Sept 8, 9:30-11:00am

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Consultation Meetings

Tuesday September 12, 9:30am-12:30pm

Burnaby Firefighters’ Banquet & Conference Centre

6515 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5H 3E8

Wednesday, September 20, 6:00-9:00pm

Sheraton Vancouver Guilford

15269 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3R 1N5