Metro Vancouver will securely dispose of approximately 1,500 tonnes of repatriated Canadian waste, shipped back from the Philippines, at its Waste-to-Energy Facility in Burnaby.
Due to uncertainty around future waste volumes and continued reduction in residual waste, Metro Vancouver has discontinued its current waste-to-energy (WTE) procurement process. The development of new waste-to-energy is part of Metro Vancouver’s provincially approved Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan.
A series of case studies demonstrates how a new way of doing business – the circular economy – benefits businesses, customers, and the environment when compared to the linear economy model.
Since the beginning of 2015, emissions at the Metro Vancouver Waste-to-Energy Facility have been reduced by 53 per cent due to an updated emission control system, which is the equivalent of removing about 20,000 vehicles from the road.
Metro Vancouver has announced revisions to the tipping fees charged for disposing of garbage at regional waste management facilities. The new fee structure is intended to better reflect the costs of service delivery and to reduce the flow of garbage transported outside the region.
Food Waste to Be Separated From Garbage In 2015 New Rules Effective January 1 to Encourage Organics Recycling
As of January 1, new rules will be in place to encourage residents and businesses in Metro Vancouver to separate food waste from regular garbage.