Solid Waste Facilities - Recent Flooding Impacts

Enforcement of disposal bans that were temporarily relaxed due to flood impacts and collection of recycling fees for mattresses and box springs at Metro Vancouver solid waste facilities resumed January 1, 2022.

In November 2021, Metro Vancouver initiated temporary disposal ban relaxations for recyclable materials and a relaxation of the disposal ban and waiving of recycling fees for mattresses and box springs due to impacts of the flooding in the Fraser Valley on material transportation, collection, and processing systems. Correspondences issued on the temporary actions are below.

The temporary disposal ban surcharge waiver on waxed cardboard remains in place and will be reviewed in advance of expiry on July 18, 2022.


Correspondence

REMINDER: Enforcement of Disposal Bans on Recyclable Materials Resumes January 1, 2022 – notice issued December 29, 2021

Extension of Temporary Disposal Ban Relaxation and Mattress and Box Spring Disposal Ban Surcharge Waiver and Recycling Fee Waiver – notice issued December 17, 2021

Extension of Temporary Disposal Ban Waivers until December 17 and addition of Mattress and Box Spring Disposal Ban Surcharge Waiver and Recycling Fee Waiver – notice issued November 30, 2021

Temporary Acceptance of Out-Of-Region Waste at Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Facilities – notice issued November 23, 2021

Temporary Recyclable Materials Disposal Ban Surcharge Waiver – notice issued November 22, 2021

  • Recycle BC has announced that due to the unprecedented flooding and resulting road closures, effective November 22, it will temporarily suspend residential glass collection and depot collection of both glass and expanded polystyrene foam. As a result, Metro Vancouver has stopped accepting glass containers and expanded polystyrene foam for recycling at the North Shore and Coquitlam recycling and waste centres until further notice. Update: Collection of glass containers and expanded polystyrene foam for recycling at the North Shore and Coquitlam recycling and waste centres has resumed.

Temporary Food Waste Disposal Ban Surcharge Waiver – notice issued November 17, 2021