VANCOUVER—The Philippines has been asking Canada to take its garbage back since 2014. Today, 69 containers of paper, plastic and household garbage finally arrived at a Vancouver port.
The containers, filled with 1,500 tonnes of waste, left the Philippines on May 31 aboard the MV Bavaria cargo ship. They were later transferred to a larger ship, the Anna Maersk. That ship docked Saturday morning at Deltaport, a 30 minute drive away from Vancouver.
The garbage will be offloaded today and go through a customs inspection, before being transported by truck to the Burnaby Waste-to-Energy facility where it will be incinerated. That process will likely start on Sunday.