Landfill

The Landfill and Recycle Depot are open daily with physical distancing procedures in place. The last customer load is accepted at 5:45 p.m. Payment by card (credit or debit) is preferred. 

Location, Hours and Contact: 

The Squamish Landfill is located on Landfill Road in the Brackendale neighbourhood off of Highway 99 opposite the Alice Lake exit. The Recycle Depot is located at the Landfill entrance and before the weigh scale.

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

Operating Hours:

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Phone: 604.898.5635
Materials accepted and fees are listed below 

Waste Diversion

Many items that are disposed of as garbage could have been refused, reused or recycled. See below for the recyclable materials accepted at the Recycle Depot and Transfer Station (after the weigh scales). Visit the Waste Diversion page to learn what goes where. 

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


Landfill Tipping Fees (as of Jan 4, 2021)

MATERIAL  

Recyclable Materials - Recycle Depot 
Books, car batteries, cardboard, clothes, food scraps, plastic bags, plastic containers, mixed paper, paint

No Charge

Recyclable Materials - Transfer Station (after weigh scale)
Bike tires, electronics, glass, scrap metal, small appliances & power tools, white foam packaging

 
Minimum charge to deposit waste at the Landfill $5.00
Weighing Service $40/load
Residential Waste $200/tonne
Waste from outside of Squamish (within the SLRD) $200/tonne
Commercial Waste $200/tonne
Demolition and Construction Waste
Vinyl siding, tar roofing paper, carpet, asphalt shingles, insulation, etc. If you have more than 5% recyclable material* mixed in (glass, plastic, metal, wood, etc.) you will be charged the Banned Materials Surcharge, unless you sort it out and pay for each type of material one at a time.   
$200/tonne
Banned Materials Surcharge 
Garbage with more than 5% recyclable or organic material* (cardboard, wood, yard waste, etc.).
$250/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. 
$150/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.
$105/tonne
Surcharge for Contaminated Wood Loads
Any load of clean or dirty wood that has more than 5% contamination of other materials (garbage, boulders, soil, etc.). 
$120/tonne
Appliances – per unit requiring ozone depleting gas removal
Otherwise
Free
Tires (passenger and light truck only), each
No Rims
With Rims

$10
$25

Gypsum Board
(NO asbestos) 
Please see additional information here.
$345/tonne
Mattresses
A maximum of 5 mattresses or box springs can be dropped off by a resident at one time.
$20/unit
Invasive Plants
With Invasive-Free Certification from Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council
Without Invasive-Free Certification from Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council
View the Invasive Plant Disposal Protocol.

$35/tonne

 

$75/tonne

Concrete  (up to 110 kg) $150/tonne
Surcharge if concrete load is greater than 110 kg $75 (flat fee)
Asbestos (not drywall) $355/tonne

* For the full lists of recyclable and organic materials, see Schedules B and C of the Solid Waste Utility and Regulation Bylaw.  

Prohibited Items** from the Landfill include:

  • Agricultural waste
  • Waste that is on fire, smouldering, flammable or explosive
  • Biomedical waste
  • Hazardous waste (other than asbestos)
  • Dead animals
  • Excrement or manure, excluding household pet waste
  • Invasive species contaminated soil
  • 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
  • Railway ties treated with creosote 

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

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 B.C.) to the scale attendant when you arrive. Drywall is not permitted for disposal at the Squamish Landfill.

** For the full list of prohibited materials, see Schedule D of the Solid Waste Utility and Regulation Bylaw.