Pollution Prevention

Learn about pollution prevention at UBC including: Air Quality Management, Ozone Depleting Substances, Integrated Pest Management, PCB Containing Equipment, Spill Response and Reporting, Storage Tanks, Storm and Sanitary Sewer.

UBC has developed and is implementing detailed procedures to prevent pollution and protect human health and the environment. These procedures allow for mitigation of various environmental risks, and ensure environmental regulatory compliance.

In this section

Air Quality

Air quality and the discharge of air contaminants are regulated at the Federal, Provincial and Metro Vancouver levels.

Integrated Pest Management

Combination of pest management techniques to suppress pest populations in effective, economical and environmentally sound ways.

Ozone Depleting Substances

Ozone Depleting Substances are regulated by provincial acts/regulations and federal code of practice.

PCB Containing Equipment

PCB containing equipment is strictly regulated by Environment Canada due to the environmental and health effects.

Sanitary Sewer

The UBC Sewer Discharge Monitoring Program ensures compliance with Metro Vancouver bylaw requirements for discharges of hazardous materials, oil, or grease into the sanitary sewer.

Spills & Contaminated Sites

Prepare to respond to environmental spills and releases.

Storage Tanks

Storage tanks are closed containers with a capacity of more than 230 L that are designed to be installed in a fixed location.


Storm water is rainwater and melted snow that runs off streets, lawns, and other sites.