Contingency Disposal

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Garbage in Metro Vancouver is collected through a network of local transfer stations and sent for disposal at the Vancouver Landfill in Delta and the Waste-to-Energy Facility in Burnaby. Metro Vancouver requires additional disposal capacity to manage any waste that cannot be accepted at one of these disposal facilities. On February 23, 2018, the GVS&DD Board approved the award of three-year standing offer contracts to Waste Management Disposal Services of Oregon Incorporated and Republic Services of British Columbia, Inc. to transport and receive waste from Metro Vancouver.

View details in the February 23, 2018 GVS&DD Board Report (Section E 2.2)

Public Engagement and Consultation

The consultation period is now closed. Metro Vancouver consulted on its contingency disposal plans in two phases. Phase one took place from August to December 2016 and sought input from waste management stakeholders with an interest in the procurement process. Phase two took place from April to May 2017 welcomed feedback from recycling and hauling businesses, boards of trade, chambers of commerce, staff from Metro Vancouver member municipalities and the Fraser Valley Regional District and others who had indicated interest in the project. Consultation input is included in the February 23, 2018 GVS&DD Board Report (Section E2.2)