Update Regarding Source of the Odour

Metro Vancouver’s Regulations & Enforcement team has received an increasing number of odour complaints attributed to Border Feed Lot in Surrey.

Border Feed Lot receives agricultural waste, including animal and mushroom manure, as well as other types of non-municipal solid waste to produce topsoil and compost products. Metro Vancouver’s regulatory policy is to treat farmers, within Metro Vancouver, similar to the manner in which the Ministry of Environment treats farmers outside of Metro Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver has informed the City that their Regulations & Enforcement staff have been in regular contact with the operator, are monitoring the situation and are considering next steps.

Metro Vancouver asks that concerned residents should continue to inform them of odour concerns as they will continue to consider whether regulatory actions may be required.

If you have specific concerns about air quality in your area, please call Metro Vancouver’s Air Quality Complaints and Inquiries line at 604-436-6777. You can also submit a complaint online to Metro Vancouver as well.