Metro Vancouver’s regional district will vote Friday on whether to puff forward with a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator in the region.

The $440-million proposal would expand waste-to-energy capacity in the region by up to 500,000 tonnes per year, but is opposed by environmental groups and neighbouring Fraser Valley Regional District.

“To be a responsible, sustainable region we need to look after our own waste in our own region,” said Metro’s chair, Delta Mayor Lois Jackson.