This type of waste includes things like asphalt and asphalt shingles, stumps and large branches, masonry and rubble, gypsum board or wallboard and scrap metal. Last year, nearly 20,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste was received at regional district facilities, with the majority coming in as a mixed load, meaning all types of waste bundled in one load.
The regional district wants to encourage separating the different types of construction and demolition waste, as much of this waste still holds value and doesn’t need to be landfilled, like clean wood, scrap metal and concrete, and takes up valuable space in the landfill.
To encourage separating the different types of material coming into the landfill, the regional district is introducing a new fee structure which would see variable tipping fees for source separated construction and demolition waste loads in comparison to mixed loads of construction and demolition waste. Similar fee structures have already been implemented in many other regional districts around the province.
The new fees are expected to come into effect once bylaw amendments are in place. Further information will be provided to the public, including construction companies and waste haulers in the coming months.