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Haulers Push Back Against New Waste Regulations in Metro Vancouver, Canada

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The proposed regulations would cut down on banned waste items going to landfill and ensure that people are paying to use the region’s transfer stations.

A group that represents waste haulers in Metro Vancouver, Canada, is pushing back against new waste regulations that are about to be voted on by Metro Vancouver.

The proposed regulations would cut down on banned waste items going to landfill and ensure that people are paying to use the region’s transfer stations. The regulations would also require any hauler collecting more than 10 tonnes of mixed municipal solid waste per month or operating mechanically unloading vehicles to apply for a commercial hauler license.

Surrey Now-Leader has more information:

The group that represents waste haulers in the province isn’t happy about new regulations soon to be voted on by Metro Vancouver.

The regional district says the new rules would cut down on banned trash items, such as recyclables, going to the landfill and would ensure that people using the region’s transfer stations are paying for them.

Under the proposal, any hauler collecting more than 10 tonnes of mixed municipal solid waste per month or operating mechanically unloading vehicles would be required to apply for a commercial hauler licence.

Read the full story here.

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