Public Engagement and Consultation
Metro Vancouver engaged with those who use, sell, transport and recycle EPS to better understand the existing system and the viability of a disposal ban. Metro Vancouver also collected feedback from interested parties through a workshop and on-line feedback.
View presentation slides from the June 7, 2017 workshop
View Feedback Survey Form (received until June 30, 2017)
Contact us if you are interested in learning more about this project.
The consultation period is now closed. In October 2017, the GVS&DD Board approved introducing a surcharge on garbage loads containing expanded polystyrene packaging. Starting July 2018, a surcharge of 100% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing over 20%
expanded polystyrene packaging.
Info card on the Expanded Polystyrene Packaging Disposal Ban
Letter describing the Disposal Ban Program