This year, Metro Vancouver adopted bylaw changes to clarify regulatory requirements for trucked liquid waste and enhance safety at sani-dump facilities in the region.
The Trucked Liquid Waste Bylaw No. 345 contains new definitions of waste types, easier-to-understand requirements to reduce ambiguity and increase enforcement, and an updated fee schedule. Metro Vancouver receives domestic trucked liquid waste, like that from septic tanks and portable toilets, as well as non-domestic TLW, like grease trap waste and de-icing fluid from YVR, at three wastewater treatment plants.
Sani-dumps are typically used by recreational vehicles to drain their wastewater holding tanks into the sewer network. The new Sani-dump Bylaw No. 346 supports sani-dump operators by preventing misuse of their facilities, providing added support for safe operations and helping to prevent costly maintenance issues.
An update to the GVS&DD Sewer Use Bylaw No. 299 ensures alignment and regulatory linkages between the sani-dump and TLW bylaws.