Procedures for Gypsum Board

As of Nov. 1, 2016 the Whistler transfer station no longer accepts gypsum board or drywall containing asbestos (waste asbestos drywall). This material is not accepted at the Squamish Landfill and must be handled and disposed of by a professional abatement company. For more information, visit: www.whistler.ca/drywall-waste.

The Squamish Landfill Public Depot accepts and recycles drywall that does not contain asbestos. The tipping fee is $290/tonne.

How do I know if my drywall is free of asbestos?

  • It is date stamped 1990 or more recent, OR
  • It has been analyzed by a qualified laboratory. Analytical report must be less than 6 months old and must include the address from which the gypsum board is to be removed.

If your gypsum board does contain asbestos, the gypsum board must be removed from your site by a professional asbestos abatement company.

More information about asbestos in gypsum board including qualified laboratories and asbestos abatement companies is available here.

A Drywall Declaration Form is required to deposit gypsum board the Squamish Landfill Public Depot. Forms are available here, or at the landfill scale house.

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WorkSafe BC has several asbestos resources, including:

  • Booklets and safety manuals for those working with and around asbestos
  • FAQs for homeowners 
  • Toolbox meeting guides 
  • Videos for management, supervisors, and crew