Metro Vancouver and the City of Surrey are developing a recycling and solid waste drop-off facility at 6711 – 154 Street in Surrey to increase the convenience of recycling and waste management for residents, reduce traffic and help to reduce illegal dumping.
Metro Vancouver purchased the 4.3 acre site from the City of Surrey in 2018, following a rezoning and development permit application process.
What is a Recycling and Waste Drop-off Facility?
The new drop-off facility is expected to open in 2020 and will be open 7 days a week, 363 days a year. By providing a convenient drop-off location for residents and businesses to drop off recyclables and garbage, we can:
- Increase recycling and reduce waste
- Reduce illegal dumping on city streets and in public and private places
- Reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by reducing travel distances
The facility will accept material beyond what is accepted in Surrey's curbside collection program. Materials delivered will not be odorous, and will include items such as residential and small business clean-up and renovation materials, recyclables, yard trimmings, lumber, bulky furniture, picture frames, mirrors, plastic wrapping and packaging.
Materials accepted would include:
- Recyclable paper, metal, plastic and glass
- Paint and similar products
- Bulky items such as mattresses, furniture, appliances and large electronic items
- Yard trimmings, clean wood, and small quantities of food waste
- Reusable materials such as clothing and books
- Small quantities of garbage
Fitting into the Community
The location and modern enclosed building will ensure the facility fits into the neighbourhood. The site is surrounded by other industrial properties, with the nearest residents more than 200m away. Vehicles would access the site from 66A Ave and 152nd Street, and would contribute a very small portion of the current traffic at that intersection. The facility will not be used by large waste hauling trucks collecting commercial or residential curbside waste. Metro Vancouver operates two similar facilities in Langley and Maple Ridge without noise, traffic or odour issues.
- Enclosed building for garbage
- Garbage removed daily
- Regular cleaning and maintenance
- Minimal food waste received at the facility
- Enclosed building
- Landscaped berm buffering the site
- Lots of on-site space so traffic will not back up onto public roads
- Contributes a very small portion of the current traffic where vehicles access the site, at 66A Avenue and 152nd Street
- Site preparation including clearing, and erosion and sediment control measures
- Underground utility installation and facility construction
- Paving, landscaping, and site furnishings (e.g., lighting, fencing, signs, safety barriers)
- Adjacent sidewalk construction and boulevard landscaping