Public Notice

Seabin Installation at Main Street Dock - Public Comments Invited

September 30, 2019 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Seabin Installation at Main Street Dock, located in Vancouver, BC, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by October 30, 2019 to:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Project and Environmental Review
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. Canada  V6C 3T4

The Proposed Project

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Environmental Programs is proposing to install a Seabin at Main Street Dock in Vancouver, BC. The Project consists of installing metal brackets to the Main Street Dock using a hand drill, and connecting the Seabin to the brackets. The dimensions of the Seabin are 500 x 500 x 1800 mm and it weighs 55kg. The Seabin acts as a floating garbage bin skimming the surface of the water by pumping water into the device. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25 LPH (litres per hour), plugged directly into a 110/22V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the area leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag to be disposed. The Seabin will be emptied weekly as part of regular maintenance.

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