Bylaw 181 Review

​Metro Vancouver is consulting 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

More details are available in the July 28, 2017 GVS&DD Board report, titled "Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw No. 181 Review" (Agenda Item E 2.3, page 49).

Engagement and Consultation

Metro Vancouver is consulting with a wide range of interested parties through a webinar, workshops and on-line feedback.

We welcome your feedback.  Register for our consultation  events, email us your feedback and/or fill in our survey which will be posted on this webpage in late August.

The consultation period will close on September 30, 2017.

Contact us at 604-432-6200 or with any questions.

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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

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

Sheraton Vancouver Guilford

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

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