Sarah Bruce
Public Relations / Member Engagement
Email: sarahbruce@ara.bc.ca
Phone: 604-432-7987

City of Vancouver Reminds of Auto Disposal Bans

Metro Vancouver issued a communication regarding the disposal ban on automotive bodies and parts in early September declaring, “Metro Vancouver bans the disposal of materials that are readily recyclable or operationally hazardous. The region has a successful 20-year history of increasing waste diversion through bans at disposal facilities.”

Automotive bodies and parts haven been considered banned hazardous and operational impact materials under Metro Vancouver’s Tipping Fee Bylaw for a few years and are enforced at Metro Vancouver and City of Vancouver disposal facilities. Loads received at these facilities are visually inspected and surcharges are levied if banned materials are present in the loads.

Parts such as bumpers can be recycled and should be done so accordingly. The following resources may be valuable to learn more:

Recycling Hotline – (604) 732-9253
Metro Vancouver Recycles
Recycling Council of British Columbia
ARA’s Green Garage Program
Metro Vancouver Disposal Ban Program