There are certain materials that Metro Vancouver disposal facilities do not accept, either because there are already easily accessible recycling programs set up for these items, or because they are hazardous to waste collection workers, the public and the environment.
At disposal sites, garbage loads are inspected for banned and prohibited materials. Loads that arrive at the disposal sites containing prohibited materials are assessed a $50 minimum surcharge, plus the cost of removal, clean-up or remediation. Loads containing banned materials are assessed at 50% tipping fee surcharge.
For a complete list of Banned and Prohibited Materials, please see the 2013 Tipping Fee Bylaw No. 281.