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Transfer Stations & Landfills 
Six transfer stations, a waste-to-energy facility (where waste is incinerated) and the Cache Creek and Vancouver Landfills are the main components of Metro Vancouver's disposal system. Within the region there are also private solid waste facilities which handle demolition, land clearing and construction debris.

Transfer stations 

Residents, businesses and garbage collection contractors can bring their waste to transfer stations where it can be dropped off for a fee. All transfer stations have a green waste (yard trimmings) area and a recycle depot nearby.

At these stations, garbage is screened for hazardous wastes, prohibited, banned and recyclable materials, loaded into large trucks and hauled to the Metro Vancouver Waste-to-Energy Facility, Vancouver Landfill or Cache Creek Landfill.

Disposal rates and acceptable disposal/recyclable items for each of the transfer stations are listed below. Payments can be made with cash, VISA, MasterCard, and Debit.  Cash payment for transactions of $20 and less reduces wait times.

  • Loads not tied, tarped, covered or otherwise contained will not be permitted to enter any Metro Vancouver Transfer Station facility.
  • A $50 minimum surcharge, plus the cost of removal, clean-up or remediation will be applied to loads containing prohibited materials. Surcharges of 50% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing banned recyclable materials.

For more information on each of Metro Vancouver’s transfer stations, check out the latest Fact Sheet.

Coquitlam Transfer Station - 1200 United Blvd. Coquitlam 604-521-1715

Operated by Wastech Services Ltd.

Monday- Friday: 6:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8 am to 6 pm
Stat Holidays: 8 am to 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day
WASTE
Garbage $108 per tonne
Minimum charge 10 am - 2 pm weekdays
All other times
$20 per load
$10 per load
RECYCLED ON SITE OR DISPOSED OF SAFELY
Blue Box
  • Plastic bottles, newsprint, metal cans, paper
No charge for residents if separated and placed in appropriate bins
Other Items
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Oil filters (max 5 per load)
  • Metal appliances and other metals(no larger than 1.8m x 1.8m x 0.9m)
  • Propane tanks
No charge for residents if separated and placed in appropriate bins
Mattresses $15 per mattress (maximum 4 mattresses)

Gypsum
There is a half tonne gypsum maximum.
$150 per tonne
Minimum charge
$15 per load

Restrictions apply click here for more information.

Gypsum loads can also be taken to:
New West Gypsum, 38 Vulcan Street, New Westminster
604-520-6647


Green Waste and Clean Wood Waste
  • includes grass, shrub and tree branches, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, brush and tree stumps with a maximum diameter of 30 centimetres and maximum length of 120 centimetres, but excludes food waste and Agricultural Waste.
  • maximum length for clean woodwaste is 2.5 metres.
  • sod is not accepted in quantities exceeding 0.5 cubic metres per load.
$65 per tonne
Minimum charge
$6 per load
PROHIBITED/BANNED MATERIALS

A $50 minimum surcharge, plus the cost of removal, clean-up or remediation will be applied to loads containing prohibited materials. Surcharges up to 50% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing banned materials.

 For details on prohibited or banned materials please click here.

Langley Transfer Station - 1070 - 272 Street, Aldergrove 604-856-3225

Operated by SSG Holdings Ltd.

Monday - Sunday: 8 am to 5 pm
Closed on all statutory holidays
WASTE
Garbage $108 per tonne
Minimum charge $10 per load
RECYCLED ON SITE OR DISPOSED OF SAFELY
Blue Box
  • Mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, plastic bottles, metal containers
No charge if separated and placed in appropriate bins
Other Items
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Metal appliances and other metals (no larger than 1.8m x 1.8m x 0.9m)
No charge if separated and placed in appropriate bins
Mattresses $15 per mattress (maximum 4 mattresses)

Gypsum
There is a half tonne gypsum maximum.
$150 per tonne
Minimum charge
$15 per load

Restrictions apply click here for more information.

Gypsum loads can also be taken to:
New West Gypsum, 38 Vulcan Street, New Westminster
604-520-6647


Green Waste and Clean Wood Waste
  • includes grass, shrub and tree branches, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, brush and tree stumps with a maximum diameter of 30 centimetres and maximum length of 120 centimetres, but excludes food waste and Agricultural Waste
  • maximum length for clean woodwaste is 2.5 metres
  • sod is not accepted in quantities exceeding 0.5 cubic metres per load
$65 per tonne
Minimum charge
$6 per load
PROHIBITED/BANNED MATERIALS

A $50 minimum surcharge, plus the cost of removal, clean-up or remediation will be applied to loads containing prohibited materials. Surcharges up to 50% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing banned materials.

 For details on prohibited or banned materials please click here.

Help keep reusable items out of our garbage

From Saturday September 20 to Sunday October 26, 2014, Metro Vancouver is running a trial reuse program at the Langley Transfer Station.

A donation area is set-up for you to drop-off your reusable items. Only those items normally accepted at the Langley Transfer Station and in suitable condition for reuse will be collected. Items will be donated.

Accepting:

  • BBQs
  • Books, CDs, records
  • Building materials
  • Clothing
  • Furniture (Except beds and baby items)
  • Home and garden items (i.e. kitchenware, gardening tools, etc.)
  • Musical instruments
  • Sports equipment.

Not Accepting
:
  • Auto parts
  • Baby furniture
  • Electronics
  • Gas appliances/large freezers
  • Mattresses and bed frames
  • Photocopiers
  • Playground equipment.

The donations drop-off area is open during regular business hours. The drop-off area within the facility will change during the trial period to test which space is the most useful.

Maple Ridge Transfer Station - 10092 - 236 Street, Maple Ridge 604-466-9277

Operated by SSG Holdings Ltd.

Monday: 8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 am to 7 pm 
Thursday - Sunday: 8 am. to 5 pm
Closed all statutory holidays
WASTE
Garbage $112 per tonne
Minimum charge $10 per load
RECYCLED ON SITE OR DISPOSED OF SAFELY
Mattresses $15 per mattress (maximum 4 mattresses)
All other recycable items are accepted at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Depot, next door.
604-463-5545

Gypsum
There is a half tonne gypsum maximum.
$150 per tonne
Minimum charge
$15 per load

Restrictions apply click here for more information.

Gypsum loads can also be taken to:
New West Gypsum, 38 Vulcan Street, New Westminster
604-520-6647


Green Waste and Clean Wood Waste
  • includes grass, shrub and tree branches, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, brush and tree stumps with a maximum diameter of 30 centimetres and maximum length of 120 centimetres, but excludes food waste and Agricultural Waste.
  • maximum length for clean woodwaste is 2.5 metres
  • sod is not accepted in quantities exceeding 0.5 cubic metres per load.
$65 per tonne
Minimum charge
$6 per load
PROHIBITED/BANNED MATERIALS

A $50 minimum surcharge, plus the cost of removal, clean-up or remediation will be applied to loads containing prohibited materials. Surcharges up to 50% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing banned materials.

 For details on prohibited or banned materials please click here.

Matsqui Transfer Station - 33621 Valley Road, Abbotsford 604-521-1715

Operated by Wastech Services Ltd.

Monday - Saturday: 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 8 am to 5 pm
Stat Holidays: 8 am to 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

WASTE
Garbage $109.65 per tonne
Minimum charge $10 per load
RECYCLED ON SITE OR DISPOSED OF SAFELY
Recyclables
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Oil filters
  • Metal Appliances and other metals (no larger than 1.8m x 1.8m x 0.9m)
  • Other recyclables
No charge if separated and placed in appropriate bins
Blue Box
  • plastic bottles, newsprint, metal cans
Accepted across the street at the Abbotsford-Mission Recycling Depot.
604-850-3551
Mattresses $15 per mattress (maximum 4 mattresses)

Gypsum
There is a half tonne gypsum maximum.
$150 per tonne
Minimum charge
$15 per load

Restrictions apply click here for more information.

Gypsum loads can also be taken to:
New West Gypsum, 38 Vulcan Street, New Westminster
604-520-6647


Clean Wood Waste
Clean wood waste is accepted at the Matsqui Transfer Station
  • maximum length for clean woodwaste is 2.5 metres
$65 per tonne
Minimum charge
$6 per load
All forms of green waste are accepted across the street at the Abbotsford-Mission Recycling Depot. 604-850-3551  
PROHIBITED/BANNED MATERIALS

A $50 minimum surcharge, plus the cost of removal, clean-up or remediation will be applied to loads containing prohibited materials. Surcharges up to 50% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing banned materials.

 For details on prohibited or banned materials please click here.

North Shore Transfer Station - 30 Riverside Drive, North Vancouver 604-521-1715

Operated by Wastech Services Ltd.

Monday - Friday: 
     Nov  1 to Mar 31 - 8 am to 5 pm
     Apr 1 to Oct 31 - 8 am to 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8 am to 6 pm
Stat Holidays: 8 am to 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day
WASTE
Garbage $108 per tonne
Minimum charge 10 am - 2 pm weekdays
All other times
$20 per load
$10 per load
RECYCLED ON SITE OR DISPOSED OF SAFELY
Recyclables
  • Metal appliances and other metals (no larger than 1.8m x 1.8m x 0.9m)
  • Other recyclables
  • Paints, pesticides, solvents and gasoline
No charge if separated and placed in appropriate bins
Blue Box
  • plastic bottles, newsprint, metal cans
No charge if separated and placed in the appropriate bins at the North Shore Recycling Depot, across the street from the transfer station
604-984-9730
Mattresses $15 per mattress (maximum 4 mattresses)

Gypsum
There is a half tonne gypsum maximum.
$150 per tonne
Minimum charge
$15 per load

Restrictions apply click here for more information.

Gypsum loads can also be taken to:
New West Gypsum, 38 Vulcan Street, New Westminster
604-520-6647


Green Waste and Clean Wood Waste
  • grass, shrub and tree branches, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, brush and tree stumps with a maximum diameter of 30 centimetres and maximum length of 120 centimetres, but excludes food waste and Agricultural Waste
  • maximum length for clean woodwaste is 2.5 metres
  • sod is not accepted in quantities exceeding 0.5 cubic metres per load.
$71 per tonne
Minimum charge
$7 per load
PROHIBITED/BANNED MATERIALS

A $50 minimum surcharge, plus the cost of removal, clean-up or remediation will be applied to loads containing prohibited materials. Surcharges up to 50% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing banned materials.

 For details on prohibited or banned materials please click here.

Surrey Transfer Station - 9770 - 192 Street, Surrey 604-521-1715

Operated by Wastech Services Ltd.

Monday - Friday: 8 am. to 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8 am to 6 pm
Stat Holidays: 8 am to 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
WASTE
Garbage $108 per tonne
Minimum charge 10 am - 2 pm weekdays
All other times
$20 per load
$10 per load
RECYCLED ON SITE OR DISPOSED OF SAFELY
Recyclables
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Metal appliances and other metals (no larger than 1.8m x 1.8m x 0.9m)
  • Other recyclables
No charge if separated and placed in appropriate bins
Blue Box
  • plastic bottles, newsprint, metal cans
 No charge if separated and placed in appropriate bins.
Mattresses $15 per mattress (maximum 4 mattresses)

Gypsum
There is a half tonne gypsum maximum.
$150 per tonne
Minimum charge
$15 per load

Restrictions apply click here for more information.

Gypsum loads can also be taken to:
New West Gypsum, 38 Vulcan Street, New Westminster
604-520-6647


Green Waste and Clean Wood Waste
  • grass, shrub and tree branches, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, brush and tree stumps with a maximum diameter of 30 centimetres and maximum length of 120 centimetres, but excludes food waste and Agricultural Waste
  • maximum length for clean woodwaste is 2.5 metres
  • sod is not accepted in quantities exceeding 0.5 cubic metres per load.
$65 per tonne
Minimum charge
$6 per load
PROHIBITED/BANNED MATERIALS

A $50 minimum surcharge, plus the cost of removal, clean-up or remediation will be applied to loads containing prohibited materials. Surcharges up to 50% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing banned materials.

 For details on prohibited or banned materials please click here.

 City of Vancouver operated facilities

Vancouver Landfill - 5400 72nd Street, Delta
Vancouver Transfer Station - 377 West Kent Avenue North, Vancouver
Cache Creek Landfill
The Cache Creek landfill accepts about 500,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste annually, most of which comes from the Greater Vancouver region. This facility has been operated by Wastech Services Ltd under contract to the GVRD, and in co-operation with the Village of Cache Creek since 1989.

Waste-to-Energy Facility
The Waste-to-Energy Facility (WTEF) is located in the commercial/industrial area of south Burnaby. It receives waste from Burnaby, New Westminster, and the North Shore and is responsible for the environmentally safe disposal of over 20 per cent of the region’s waste.  Read more...
Commercial Accounts
Businesses can apply for credit accounts at Metro Vancouver's Solid Waste Disposal Facilities. This can speed up processing time and provide businesses with one convenient monthly bill. An account application for and vehicle registration form are required to be completed.

 Private solid waste facilities

Private businesses are a part of the region’s solid waste handling process. Disposal businesses are involved in everything from storage and transfer of waste to material recovery and composting.

 Permitting and enforcement for private solid waste facilities - view all the licence application forms and information sheets

 

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