Any mixed load of DLC waste will be subject to a surcharge under Bylaw No. 3166, 2020.
Sorting these wastes from one another will allow the Regional District to divert more waste from the landfill, saving valuable landfill space, energy, and resources. In addition, the tipping fees for easily divertible material will also increase.
Fee Changes Effective July 1st, 2021
The RDFFG will be REDUCING tipping fees for (sorted):
- Clean wood waste
- Painted and treated wood waste
- Scrap metal
- Stumps and large branches
The RDFFG will be ADDING a 50% surcharge on tipping fees for:
- Masonry and Rubble
- Any unsorted load containing any type of DLC Waste
In 2022, the surcharge will rise to 100%, which means it will cost double to bring these items to the landfill.
Here are a few tips on starting to source separate DLC waste:
Even if the DLC material does not attract a surcharge, like clean wood or scrap metal, it helps all of us to find another disposal method other than landfill. Working with commercial recyclers can save you money on disposal, compared to taking them to the landfill site.
Overview of DLC Waste Diversion Program
Phase 1: September 1st, 2021 – June 30th, 2021
No surcharge. Begin to inform contractors and community of their future tip fee for either mixed load and/or source separated loads. Recommended to use local recyclers.
Phase 2: July 1st, 2021 – December 31st, 2021
50% surcharge on all unsorted DLC waste as well as asphalt, concrete, masonry and rubble. Other source separated DLC waste will be diverted.
Phase 3 – January 1st, 2022 onwards
100% surcharge on all unsorted DLC waste as well as asphalt, concrete, masonry and rubble. Other source separated DLC waste will be diverted.
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