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Tipping Fee


Garbage and recycling tipp​ing fees starting January 2024

​Type of LoadFee (starts January 2024)​
Garbage: Under 1 tonne$168/tonne, up to a maximum of $151 per load
Garbage 1 to 7.99 tonnes$146/tonne, up to a maximum of $965 per load
Garbage 8 tonnes or more$120/tonne
Garbage: Municipal$134/tonne
​Construction and Demolition Processing Residual Waste​$158/tonne
​Transaction Fee**​$5 per load
Peak Hours (10:00 am – 2:00 pm weekdays)*$25
Non-Peak Hours$15
Special Handle Waste$281/tonne, with a minimum of $55​
Municipal Organics$113/tonne, with a minimum of $10
Used Gypsum
Restrictions and special bagging requirements apply
​$200/tonne, with a minimum of $15
New Gypsum$150/ tonne, with a minimum of $15
Source-Separated Organic Waste/Green Waste/Clean Wood$113/tonne, with a minimum of $10
Mattresses and Box Springs$15 each, maximum 4 units
Weight Only$15/ticket

​​​​*Excludes statutory holidays and Central Surrey, Langley and Maple Ridge recycling and waste centres and the Waste-to-Energy Facility
**Applies to each load of garbage, construction and demolition processing residual waste, special handle waste or gypsum
Fees include the Generator Levy and Disposal Rate where applicable
Minimum and maximum fees include the transaction fee
In the event of any inconsistency between the information on this page and the Tipping Fee Bylaw, the Tipping Fee Bylaw will prevail.​

​Common questions about t​he tipping fees​​​



Who approves the Tipping Fee Bylaw?Who approves the Tipping Fee Bylaw?<div class="ExternalClassD4CFA93D149C420F97E8069F1226FFEC"><p>The Tipping Fee Bylaw is approved by Metro Vancouver's Board, which is made up of Mayors and Councillors from municipalities around the region who are responsible for managing our solid waste in an environmentally and financially responsible manner.​​​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span>​<br></p></div>
Why are there minimum and peak hour fees?Why are there minimum and peak hour fees?<div class="ExternalClass7D7F24443B3740779EA3B7D93FFA0FAF"><p>​85% of vehicle traffic to the recycling and waste centres is small loads (under 1 tonne). As this creates traffic congestion on incoming roads, wait lines and higher processing costs, the minimum and peak hour changes are in place to encourage two things: first to encourage the use of off-peak hour deliveries, and second to encourage customers to deliver larger loads instead of multiple small loads.<br></p></div>
What is the transaction fee and why is it separate from the weight based fee?What is the transaction fee and why is it separate from the weight based fee?<div class="ExternalClass98EDB6AB21564E96AB403907E5B4E594"><p>​The transaction fee of $5 is applied to all loads of garbage, gypsum and special handle waste. This fee is separate as it contributes to the fixed costs associated with managing each load. These fixed costs are incurred regardless of the load's weight and include weigh scale costs, staffing, tipping floor maintenance and other requirements.​<br></p></div>

 Related links



Solid Waste Facilities, Solid Waste FacilitiesSolid Waste Facilities
2024 Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Regulation Bylaw, Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Regulation Bylaw2024 Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Regulation Bylaw
2024 Tipping Fee Changes Notice, 2024 Tipping Fee Changes Notice2024 Tipping Fee Changes Notice
Banned Materials, Banned MaterialsBanned Materials
Recycling and Disposal Cost Estimator, Recycling and Disposal Cost EstimatorRecycling and Disposal Cost Estimator


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