Metro Vancouver is engaging on the tipping fee structure and operating hours at the recycling and waste centres. The engagement is a result of feedback received in spring 2020 from waste industry representatives related to facility hours and weight thresholds under the current tipping fee structure. Currently, the threshold for the “large load” tipping fee is set at 9 tonnes.
A webinar was hosted on June 28, 2021 and over 20 participants attended to learn more, including information on the daily averages of hourly commercial usage during the week at Metro Vancouver solid waste facilities, and analysis on the financial implications of several scenarios for changing the large vehicle weight threshold.
An online questionnaire to gather feedback was open from June 28 – July 23 and submissions were also invited by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Results of the questionnaire will be shared with stakeholders. Feedback will be considered, and any recommended changes to the hours and tipping fee structure from the review will be shared later this year.