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Applying for a Licence


​Licences are req​uired for all privately operated disposal facilities, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, storage facilities and certain brokers and composters of municipal solid waste and recyclable material within Metro Vancouver.

Ho​​w to apply

Submit your app​lication and fee to the:

Solid Waste ​​Manager
Metro Va​​ncouver, Parks & Environment Department
4515 Central B​​oulevard, Burnaby, BC, V5H 0C6

Brokering facility ​​licence

For a facility that receives, cleans, sorts, bales or packages material for the purpose of recycling, where the residue do​​es not exceed 10% by weight or volume of the material received.



Brokering Facility Licence Application, Brokering Facility Licence ApplicationBrokering Facility Licence Application

Compo​st​ing facility licence

For com​posting facilities where municipal solid waste is composted on a commercial basis.​



Composting Facility Licence Application, Composting Facility Licence ApplicationComposting Facility Licence Application

​​Storage facility licence

For facilities where solid waste or recyclable material is stored with no evidence that the material will be recycled in the near future.​​​



Storage Facility Licence Application, Storage Facility Licence ApplicationStorage Facility Licence Application
Storage Facility Licence Information Sheet, Storage Facility Licence Information SheetStorage Facility Licence Information Sheet

​​Trans​fer station or material recovery

Facility Licen​ce For facilities at which solid waste is received for subsequent transport.



Transfer Station or Material Recovery Facility Licence Application, Transfer Station or Material Recovery Facility Licence ApplicationTransfer Station or Material Recovery Facility Licence Application

​Site plan​ template

Use this te​​mplate to submit your facility site plan.​



Site Plan Template, Site Plan TemplateSite Plan Template

​Request​​ to transfer ​​​a licence

Downlo​ad, comp​lete and submit​​​ a transfer form.​​​



Transfer request for Solid Waste licence, Transfer request for Solid Waste licenceTransfer request for Solid Waste licence

 Related links



Pay Licence Fees, Pay Licence FeesPay Licence Fees
Find a Current Licence, Find a Current LicenceFind a Current Licence
Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw 181, Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw 181Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw 181

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