• Located on Landfill Road in the Brackendale neighbourhood. (off Highway 99 opposite Alice Lake turnoff).
  • Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
  • Only accepts waste originating from within the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.
  • Phone: 604.898.5635

Waste Diversion

Many items that end up the landfill could have been refused, reused or recycled. Visit the Waste Diversion page for to learn about the 5 R's of waste reduction and "What goes where".

Landfill Tipping Fees (as of 2020)

Recyclable Material No Charge
Minimum charge to deposit waste at the Landfill $5.00
Weighing Service $35/load
Residential Waste $170/tonne
Waste from outside of Squamish (within the SLRD) $170/tonne
Commercial Waste $170/tonne
Demolition and Construction Waste
Vinyl siding, tar roofing paper, carpet, asphalt shingles, insulation, etc. If you have more than 10% 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.   
Mixed Waste
Any load that has more than 15% 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.
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. 
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.
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.). 
Appliances – per unit requiring ozone depleting gas removal

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

Gypsum Board
(NO asbestos) 
Please see additional information here.
A maximum of 5 mattresses or boxsprings can be dropped off by a resident at one time.
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.




Concrete  (up to 110 kg) $125/tonne
Surcharge if concrete load is >110 kg $65
(flat fee)
Asbestos (not drywall) $250/tonne

*For a full list of recyclable and organic materials, see 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
  • 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

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 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