Commercial Organics Management Options

Metro Vancouver is exploring opportunities to increase organics recycling in the multi-family and commercial sectors and will bring some options to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Board, considering engagement with industry and the public. Staff are developing a business case for the provision of commercial organics transfer services at existing recycling and waste centres. As part of this work Metro Vancouver engaged a consultant to conduct a commercial organics market sounding study. Organics processors, haulers, and generators were surveyed and results were compiled confidentially to provide an industry perspective.

The DRAFT Commercial Organics Market Sounding Study is now available for review.


Metro Vancouver hosted an online engagement on October 15, 2020 and you can view a full recording of the Commercial Organics Management Options - Online Engagement here and can view the slides presented at this engagement here.

Metro Vancouver hosted and online engagement with Waste Management Association of BC on October 29, 2020. You can view a full recording of the session here and can view the slides presented here.

All topics covered in during the online engagement are also available in a discussion paper entitled Commercial Organics Management Options.


Further background and information on this initiative is included in the GVS&DD Report (Item E3.1) dated July 26, 2019, titled “Organics and Paid Recyclables Management at Metro Vancouver Transfer Stations” which can be found here.