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This bylaw governs municipal waste collection and disposal. It specifically names asbestos as a type of waste acceptable for disposal, but requires proper handling procedures.
This bylaw governs how buildings will be constructed, altered, repaired, and demolished. Prior to demolition, it requires the site to be inspected by a qualified professional to identify asbestos, lead, heavy metals, and toxic materials.
This bylaw concerns the collection and handling of solid waste in the City of Vancouver. It lists materials prohibited from garbage containers which includes hazardous waste (except asbestos waste delivered to the Vancouver landfill in accordance with the Asbestos Policy), as well as drywall containing asbestos, radioactive waste, and biomedical wastes - like sharps.
The purpose of this regulation is to prevent health hazards to workers by ensuring that an employer follows the designated procedures and takes prescribed precautions, including: following WHMIS to avoid hazardous emissions and wastes, develop and implement a prevention plan, and preserve records.