Lower fees pitched for garbage haulers

24 Hours Vancouver

Regional politicians hope a decrease in the “tipping fees” garbage haulers are charged is enough to entice waste collection firms to keep their trash within the region — instead of travelling to the U.S. to dump it on the cheap…

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Metro Vancouver hopes to boost compost rates with new ad campaign


In preparation for a ban on putting food waste in the garbage in 2015, Metro Vancouver in collaboration with member municipalities has launched a fun-filled region-wide campaign featuring food scrap characters with the message that food scraps belong in green bins and not the garbage!..

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Metro Vancouver to vote on regional garbage sorting plants

Vancouver Sun

Metro Vancouver will vote today on whether to create regional garbage-sorting plants that would extract recyclables from waste. The move follows concerns that commercial garbage haulers were taking their waste to Abbotsford because of lower tipping fees in the Fraser Valley. Metro estimates it loses $5 million a year in tipping fees — local charges for dumping garbage…

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Green collection starts next week

Richmond Review

The City of Richmond’s new recycling program was launched today, with collections from the newly delivered green carts scheduled to begin next week. Weekly curbside food scraps and yard trimming collection service will now be available to more than 40,000 homes in Richmond…

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Recycling shakeup may end curbside pickup of glass

Richmond Review

Members of Metro Vancouver’s zero waste committee were dismayed when told by staff Thursday of the proposal by Multi Material BC to eliminate glass collection at curbside after the industry-led stewardship agency takes charge of the residential recycling system in mid-2014…

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