Landfill

  • 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 February 6, 2018)

Recyclable Material No Charge
Minimum charge to deposit waste at the Landfill $5.00
Weighing Service $30/load
Residential Waste $150/tonne
Waste from outside of Squamish $150/tonne
Commercial Waste $150/ tonne
Demolition and Construction Waste
Vinyl siding, tar roofing paper, carpet, and insulation, etc.
If you have more than 15% 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/tonne
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.
$325/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/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/tonne
Appliances – per unit requiring ozone depleting gas removal
Otherwise
$25
Free
Tires (passenger and light truck only), each
No Rims
With Rims

$10
$25
Gypsum Board (NO asbestos).
Procedures have recently been updated - please see additional information here.
$290/tonne
Mattresses
A maximum of 5 mattresses 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
$30/tonne
$65/tonne
Yard Waste $65/tonne
Asbestos $250/tonne

Note: Beginning this fall, Asphalt Shingles will no longer be accepted for recycling at the Squamish Landfill free of charge. The material has proven to be difficult to recycle, and there is no recycling program in place for the material. As of October 22, 2018, Asphalt Shingles will be accepted as Demolition and Construction Waste and a Tipping Fee of $150/tonne will apply. A transition period of up to two months will be provided to accommodate the change. 

*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
  • Inert fill material including soil, sod, gravel, concrete and asphalt exceeding 0.5 cubic metres per load;
  • 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
  • Concrete

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