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Metro Vancouver is responsible for waste reduction, recycling planning, and the operation of solid waste facilities that provide waste and recycling services that benefit all residents and businesses in the region. Guided by our commitment to environmental stewardship and cost effective, accessible waste management services, we focus on planning for less waste, improving reuse and recycling systems, and environmentally responsible management and disposal of waste that can’t be recycled.

​With a recycling rate of 65% – roughly twice the Canadian average – Metro Vancouver is a recycling leader in North America. Even so, we continue to strive towards a zero waste future, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and promote a circular economy.

 

 

Solid Waste Management Plan https://metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/Documents/integrated-solid-waste-resource-management-plan.pdf, Solid Waste Management Plan Solid Waste Management Plan

Waste reduction and diversion is achieved through:

  • Metro Vancouver’s recycling and waste centres throughout the region
  • Metro Vancouver’s Waste-to-Energy Facility
  • the Vancouver Landfill and remote landfills
  • private solid waste facilities handling demolition, land clearing and construction debris
  • local educational programs that empower residents to recycle and reduce their waste
  • engaging with national partners through Metro Vancouver’s National Zero Waste Council.​

 

 

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 Related links

 

 

National Zero Waste Councilhttp://www.nzwc.ca/, National Zero Waste CouncilNational Zero Waste Council
Campaign Posters and Artworkhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/campaign-materials, Campaign Posters and ArtworkCampaign Posters and Artwork
Recycling Signage and Resourceshttps://metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/recycling-signage-and-resources, Recycling Signage and ResourcesRecycling Signage and Resources

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