The Landfill and Recycle Depot are open daily. 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 before the Landfill weigh scale.

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

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

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 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 2, 2024)



Recyclable Materials - Recycle Depot 
(before weigh scale)

Cardboard, food scraps, plastic bags, plastic containers, mixed paper, paint, books, clothing/textiles, and invasive species (residential volumes).

Visit the Waste Diversion page to find where to bring other items not listed here.

No Charge

Recyclable Materials - Transfer Station
(after weigh scale)

Appliances, bike tires, electronics, glass, scrap metal, small appliances & power tools, white foam packaging, propane tanks and car batteries.

 No Charge



Minimum charge to deposit waste at the Landfill


Weighing Service


Waste from outside of Squamish
(within the SLRD)

Subject to the Banned Material Surcharge if containing more than 5% recyclable material.


Residential, Commercial, or Construction and Demolition Waste

Construction and Demolition waste includes tar roofing paper, carpet, insulation, cedar and painted wood, etc.

Subject to the Banned Material Surcharge if containing more than 5% recyclable material.



Banned Materials Surcharge 

Garbage with more than 5% recyclable or organic material* in it (ex. cardboard, wood, yard waste, metal, foam packaging, etc.).




Dirty Wood Waste

Dimensional lumber and cut-offs, non-laminated engineered wood (ex. MDF), Chipboard (OSB),  plywood, and engineered beams.

NO preserved or pressure-treated wood, creosote, wooden furniture, painted wood, cedar (includes shingles, shakes, decking, fencing and siding), and no laminate (ex. countertops). 




Clean Wood Waste and Yard Waste

Land clearing or yard waste, no ply or particle board, must be free of paint, plastics or other coating, some nails are okay.

NO invasive species, rocks or dirt. 




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.). 


Tires (passenger and light truck only), each

No Rims
With Rims



Drywall / Gypsum Board (NO asbestos

A Gypsum Declaration Form must be completed for each load and is also available on-site.

Used drywall from companies/ business must be date stamped post 1990 OR accompanied by a hazard assessment and/or lab results confirming NO asbestos.







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


Invasive Plants

Residential sources (small load)                             


Commercial sources
Invasive-Free Certification from Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council

Without Invasive-Free Certification from Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council

*Japanese Knotweed is not accepted for disposal at the Squamish Landfill

FREE (bin located at Recycle Depot)



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. 





Surcharge if concrete load is greater than 110 kg

$83(flat fee)

Asbestos waste (excluding drywall)

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



No Charge

* 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.


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