Landfill

SQUAMISH LANDFILL

NEW: Procedures for acceptance of gypsum board have changed as of January 2016. More information is available here.

The Landfill is located on Landfill Road in the Brackendale neighbourhood. (off Highway 99 opposite Alice Lake turnoff).

The Landfill is open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The Landfill only accepts waste originating from within the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.

Phone: 604.898.5635

Waste Diversion Options

Asphalt shingles, styrofoam, electric small appliances and electronics can now be recycled at the landfill depot free of charge.

  • Asphalt Shingles: Nails are fine. Paper and other material must be sorted out.
  • Small electronics: Almost any appliance or tool that has a cord is acceptable.
  • Electronics: Computer, audio and video equipment are accepted.
  • Styrofoam: Two types of foam accepted -- Soft, white material used for packing and denser material used in pre-packaged food trays for meats, etc. Please bag each type separately in clear plastic bags. Wash food trays to avoid attracting wildlife.

The Squamish Landfill is not accepting soil or concrete at this time.

Sanitary Landfill Tipping Fees (as of January 3, 2017)

Click here to view 2016 fees.

Recyclable Material

No Charge

Minimum charge to deposit waste at the Landfill

$5.00

Mattresses
A maximum of 5 mattresses can be dropped off by a resident at one time.

$15/mattress

Weighing Service

$30.00 per load

Municipal Solid Waste (Residential and Commercial)
Garbage with less than 5% recyclable or organic material* in it.

$150.00 per tonne

Demolition and Construction Waste
Vinyl siding, tar roofing paper, carpet, and insulation, etc.
If you have more than 5% recyclable material* mixed in (glass, plastic, metal, wood, etc.) you will be charged the Mixed Waste rate, unless you sort it out and pay for each type of material one at a time.   

$150.00 per tonne

Mixed Waste
Any load that has more than 5% recyclable or organic material* mixed in (glass, plastic, metal, organics, yard waste, etc.). If you sort out the recyclables, much of which is free, and pay for each type of material one at a time you will pay the lower fee rates.

$320.00 per tonne

Dirty Wood Waste
Stained wood, plywood and wooden furniture that is not compostable but suitable for wood waste to energy. NO Preserved wood or creosote. 

$85.00 per tonne

Clean Wood Waste and Yard Waste
Clean lumber or land clearing, no ply or particle board, must be free of paint, plastics or other coating, some nails are okay.

$65.00 per tonne

Appliances – per unit requiring ozone depleting gas removal
Otherwise

$25.00
Free

Tires (passenger and light truck only), each
No Rims
With Rims


$10.00
$25.00

Gypsum Board (NO asbestos). Procedures have recently been updated - please see additional information here.

$290.00 per tonne

*For a full list of recyclable and organic materials, see Schedule B & C of the Solid Waste Utility and Regulation Bylaw 2375, 2015

Prohibited Items* from the Landfill include:

  • Agricultural waste
  • Waste that is on fire, smouldering, flammable or explosive;
  • Biomedical waste
  • Inert fill material including soil, sod, gravel, concrete and asphalt exceeding 0.5 cubic metres per Load;
  • Excrement or manure;
  • Invasive species contaminated soil
  • Fabricated objects exceeding 1.2 metres in width or thickness and 2.5 metres in length or 3 cubic metres in volume;
  • Gypsum commingled with other Municipal Solid Waste

In general, these items are prohibited from being disposed of in the landfill as there is an alternative disposal option that handles the material responsibly.

The Squamish Landfill is not accepting any soil at this time.

The Squamish Landfill does accept non-drywall waste that contains asbestos in accordance with Section 40 of the Hazardous Waste Regulation. Please call ahead to arrange disposal and provide a manifest (available from the Province of BC) to the scale attendant when you arrive. Drywall is not permitted in the Squamish Landfill.

FINE for illegal dumping of any waste anywhere within the District: $10,000 per occurrence per day.

 
*For the full list see Schedule D of the Solid Waste Utility and Regulation Bylaw 2375, 2015