There are many reasons for the new MetroVancouver organic waste disposal ban.
Landfill space is limited
Building new landfills costs money. Our area currently generates about 1 million tonnes of garbage per year, 20 percent of which is food waste. By eliminating food waste, we can extend the life of our existing landfills and put our tax revenues to more productive uses.
Landfilling organic material is literally wasteful
It wastes the energy and materials that went into creating them. Properly managed, organic waste can be recycled, composted and then used as fertilizer.
By complying with the new organics disposal ban, you’re helping extend the life of our landfills and contributing to a safer, more sustainable community.
Contact Waste Connections today at (855) 977-0836
or complete the form on this page, to schedule your Free Waste Audit and see how easy it can be to participate.