Project Summary

City of Vancouver


Project Management, Sustainability Advisory Services

Property, Buildings and Facilities

Project Description

Development of a Waste Rubble Management Plan for the City of Vancouver Water and Sewers department. The plan will review current operations and will provide recommendations to improve waste reduction and diversion programs, aiming to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel use in City-run vehicles.


RAM’s Role

RAM was retained to develop a list of recommended actions to reduce the amount of excavated material currently being directed to the landfill from various sewer construction projects throughout the City. These actions include recycling of asphalt and concrete, as well as stockpiling, sorting, testing and reusing native backfill where possible. RAM also developed a concept pilot project for the City to consider.

Project Highlights

  • Creation of a Waste Management Plan for the City of Vancouver Utilities Department
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the City’s operations
  • Zero Waste goal promotion by reducing the amount of solid waste going to a landfill
  • Promote the use of sustainable practices, guiding the City into a healthy, prosperous, and resilient future