Overview

Trucked liquid wastes (TLW) are non-domestic liquid wastes that are prohibited from discharge to sanitary sewer or stormwater systems and must be transported by truck to a disposal facility. Examples of TLW include catch basin, grease interceptor and oil/water separator wastes.

The CRD TLW Program (the Program) addresses the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan requirements related to management of TLW. The objective of the Program is to ensure that TLW is handled and disposed of in an appropriate and responsible manner to protect the environment and public health. The Programs goals are:

  • promote pollution prevention
  • promote informed decisions by the industrial, commercial and institutional sector on liquid waste disposal
  • encourage the development of appropriate and cost effective facilities
  • encourage and increase compliance with regulations

A key component of the Program is industry partnership and outreach that promotes education of TLW generators and haulers. The Program provides information regarding disposal options, waste pre-treatment, and maintenance requirements that improves compliance with the Sewer Use Bylaw and Municipal Stormwater Bylaws. The Program routinely prepares outreach materials regarding TLW issues and presents relevant topics at annual stakeholder meetings.

Authority

The Trucked Liquid Waste Program is required under Section 19 of the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan.

  • CALWMP: Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan, October 2014.

Administration

The Trucked Liquid Waste Program reports to the CRD Environmental Services Committee and to other committees as needed.

Funding

The budget for the Program and is funded through requisition, and through administration fees collected under the Septage Disposal Bylaw.

  • Bylaw 2827: Capital Regional District Septage Disposal Bylaw No. 2, 2000