Category Archives: British Columbia Recycling News

Metro Vancouver halts plan to build new garbage incinerator

Metro Vancouver’s drive to build a new garbage incinerator is on ice, if not dead. The regional district announced Thursday it is discontinuing the lengthy waste-to-energy procurement process, although it indicated it could be restarted in a year or two. Board chair Greg Moore said improved recycling and waste-reduction efforts have pushed back the need for new waste disposal capacity...

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Metro Vancouver cancels plan to build $500-million trash incinerator

Officials at the Metro Vancouver Regional District have axed a controversial plan to build a $500-million trash incinerator to handle the waste generated by the region’s residents. The decision was announced today due to the “uncertainty” with future waste volumes output and the regional district’s ongoing initiatives to reduce residual waste, such as the recently launched mandatory organic food waste...

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