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Sani-dump Bylaw


Metro Vancouver’s Sani-Dump Bylaw No.346 requires sani-dump operators to only accept waste from recreational vehicles (RVs). This promotes the safe operation of sani-dump facilities and prevents them from discharging harmful or hazardous materials into the wastewater system.



Sani-Dump Bylaw No. 346, Sani-Dump Bylaw No. 346Sani-Dump Bylaw No. 346

Who do​​es th​​e bylaw apply to?

This bylaw applies to all operators of sani-dump facilities, which means any facility that is used or may be used to discharge waste from RVs into the sewer system. Recreational vehicle waste includes domestic waste from holding tanks in trailers, campers, transportable housing units, buses, long-haul truck bathrooms, and other similar vehicles.

Main bylaw re​​quirements

Registration a​nd ​fees

New sani-dump facilities - and existing facilities where ownership has changed - must register with Metro Vancouver and pay a $104 registration fee. Facility owners/operators must register and pay the fee at least 30 days before they start to receive waste from RVs. Fee payment instructions are listed in the registration form.

Register your facility

Accepted m​​aterials

Sani-dump operators must:

  • Only accept and discharge RV waste
  • Not accept any waste from a trucked liquid waste hauling truck, including:
    • portable toilets
    • septic tanks
    • holding tanks
    • sludge
    • non-domestic trucked liquid waste

Facility o​​perations

Sani-dump operators must:

  • Post their proof of registration at a prominent location
  • Post signage advising that only recreational vehicle (RV) waste may be discharged
  • Post signage showing proper procedures for discharging waste
  • Maintain and keep all equipment and facilities in good repair
  • Promptly report to Metro Vancouver all suspected or observed discharges waste other than recreational vehicle (RV) waste
  • Provide access to the sani-dump for inspection by Metro Vancouver
  • Notify Metro Vancouver if the facility stops operating and remove the posted proof of registration

 Related links



Rack Card – Sani Waste Facilities Disposal, Rack Card – Sani Waste Facilities DisposalRack Card – Sani Waste Facilities Disposal
Sani-dump Bylaw 346, Sani-dump Bylaw 346Sani-dump Bylaw 346
Sani-dump Facility Registration Form, Sani-dump Facility Registration FormSani-dump Facility Registration Form
Sewer Use Bylaw 299, Sewer Use Bylaw 299Sewer Use Bylaw 299
Signage – Sani Waste Facilities Disposal, Signage – Sani Waste Facilities DisposalSignage – Sani Waste Facilities Disposal
Summary of Sani-dump Bylaw - Fact Sheet, Summary of Sani-dump Bylaw - Fact SheetSummary of Sani-dump Bylaw - Fact Sheet


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