Disposal of plant material from the Japanese beetle regulated area

To reduce the risk of spreading the Japanese beetle, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has implemented movement control measures to limit the removal of plant material and soil out of the Vancouver regulated area. 

Movement control restrictions

The CFIA is restricting the movement of these materials out of the regulated area.

Restricted year-round

  • Rooted plants (plants with attached soil)
  • Soil

Restricted between June 15 to October 15 (flying season of adult beetles)  

  • Above-ground plant parts (for example clippings, branches, and leaves)

How to dispose of green waste from regulated area

Temporary Transfer Station at False Creek closed

The Temporary Transfer Station at False Creek, which was available in previous years to accept plant material from the False Creek regulated area, will not open in 2022.

The Temporary Transfer Station doesn't have the required capacity to handle larger volumes of plant materials coming from the expanded regulated area.

Use Vancouver South Transfer Station

All regulated plant material being moved out of the regulated area must be taken to the Vancouver South Transfer Station at 377 West Kent Avenue North.

The Vancouver South Transfer Station is open 7 days a week. Review hours, fees, location and payment options

Have questions?

Send questions to us about the treatment plan for public land using our online form.

View all other topics below to see which organization to contact.

  • Identify regulated area
  • Restrict plant, soil, and landscape waste movement
  • Permits for moving restricted waste
  • Place traps for beetles
  • Intake reported beetle sightings

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)


Phone: 604-292-5742

  • Eradication effort
  • Decision to eradicate Japanese beetle
  • Treatment product being used

BC Ministry of Agriculture

  • Beetle education and awareness

Invasive Species Council of BC

Phone: 1-888-933-3722