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Facility Diversion Rates


Metro Vancouver licenses private waste management facilities and tracks the amount of construction and demolition waste that those facilities divert from the landfill. Waste that is not sent to landfill includes materials that are recycled, composted or used for energy recovery.



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How diversion rates are calculated and updated

Metro Vancouver collects information about the materials managed at private licensed facilities, including quantities received, recycled, composted, used for energy recovery, and disposed in landfills. Most construction and demolition waste recycling in the region takes place at private facilities​ licensed by Metro Vancouver.

The diversion rate for each private facility is calculated based on the total waste recycled in the previous calendar year divided by the total waste received at the facility. Diversion rates are updated yearly. The diversion rates and waste information are based on information that facilities have reported to Metro Vancouver.

Reducing waste

Metro Vancouver’s Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan sets ambitious goals for reducing the amount of the region’s waste that ends up in the landfill. Meeting these goals relies on increased recycling and reuse practices in the construction and demolition sector.

Publishing the diversion rates for private waste management facilities improves transparency for customers that rely on these facilities to recycle construction and demolition waste. It also helps to encourage best practices for recycling construction and demolition waste.​​​​​



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The Diversion Rates for Licensed Waste Facilities document is provided for general information only. It is provided without any representations or warranty of any kind. Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District and Metro Vancouver Regional District (collectively, “Metro Vancouver”) assume no liability with respect to the use of this document or any errors or omissions in this document.

The information in this document, including but not limited to the diversion rates, is based on information provided by facilities to Metro Vancouver. You should confirm and verify information with the respective facilities before using the information for any calculations, reporting, or other uses. Any reliance on the information in this document is at your own risk.​

 Related links



Solid Waste Regulatory Program, Solid Waste Regulatory ProgramSolid Waste Regulatory Program
Licences for Solid Waste Facilities, Licences for Solid Waste FacilitiesLicences for Solid Waste Facilities
Solid Waste and Recyclable Materials Bylaw, Solid Waste and Recyclable Materials BylawSolid Waste and Recyclable Materials Bylaw

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