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.

* A limited number of vehicles are allowed in at one time, so you may encounter delays. Please respect the traffic lights and be patient. 
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 before the Landfill weigh scale.

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

Operating Hours & More:

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 
Closed on December 25 and January 1.
Phone: 604.898.5635
Materials accepted and fees are listed below. 
Please keep children and pets in your vehicle for their safety.
The removal of waste materials (scavenging) is prohibited.

Waste Diversion

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

Use our new landfill map or brochure to plan your visit before you go. 

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


Landfill Tipping Fees (as of January 4, 2021)

MATERIAL

 

Recyclable Materials - Recycle Depot (before weigh scale)

Car batteries, cardboard, food scraps, plastic bags, plastic containers, mixed paper, paintNote: Books and clothing are not currently accepted. Visit the Waste Diversion page to find other locations in Squamish that are accepting these items.

No Charge

 

 

 

Recyclable Materials - Transfer Station (after weigh scale)

Appliances, bike tires, electronics, glass, scrap metal, small appliances & power tools, white foam packaging

 No Charge

 

 

Minimum charge to deposit waste at the Landfill

$5

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.    

$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

Tires (passenger and light truck only), each

No Rims
With Rims

 

$10
$25

Drywall / Gypsum Board (NO asbestos) 

A Gypsum Declaration Form must be completed for each load and is also available on-site.
Used drywall from residents must be double bagged and sealed prior to arrival. Maximum 10 bags per trip and 4 trips per year.
Used drywall from companies/ business must be date stamped post 1990 OR accompanied by a hazard assessment and/or lab results confirming NO asbestos.
Please see the Gypsum Brochure for additional information.

$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)

Clean concrete, concrete with rebar, ceramic & porcelain tiles, bricks/allan blocks, terracotta planters, granite countertops, stucco. NO concrete with wood, foam or plastic attached, painted concrete, hardi-board, concrete drywall, uncured ground, or concrete wall panels. 

$150/tonne

 

 

 

Surcharge if concrete load is greater than 110 kg

$75 (flat fee)

Asbestos waste (excluding drywall)

Call ahead to arrange disposal and provide a manifest (available from the Province of B.C.) upon arrival.

$355/tonne

Asphalt

$5/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 disposal at 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
  • Soil and 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
  • Drywall / Gypsum (not permitted for disposal as garbage or asbestos waste)
  • Railway ties or large timber treated with creosote 

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

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