accepted materials

Residential & cOMMERCIAL GUIDELINES

Recycling, renovation waste, food waste, yard and garden waste. We take it all!

All you have to do is drop off your recycling or waste. If you have more than one pick-up truck load, consider our bin rental services! Perfect for social distancing and eliminating obnoxious line-ups. 
Whether you rent a bin or drop off at our Saanichton facility, you can be sure that recyclables won’t make it to the landfill.  

Chargeable Items by Weight: (Minimum Charge is $10.00)

  • Brush
  • Land clearing (dirty brush)
  • Stumps
  • Sod, Dirt, Rocks
  • Garbage (incl. Asphalt Shingles)
  • Food Waste
  • Drywall – Clean. New rules for accepting drywall, please read more below
  • Drywall – Date Stamped
  • Drywall – Non-Date Stamped (must include asbestos test documents)
  • Wood
  • Concrete/Bricks (includes toilets)
  • Chargeable by Yard (call for pricing and availability)
  • Compost

*Our compost is manufactured at our Fisher Road Recycling Facility in Cobble Hill*

DRYWALL & RENOVATION WASTE

We will no longer be accepting drywall unless it meets the following criteria:

  • 1990 or newer with date stamp. No testing required
  • No date stamp, testing required. Any year.
  • Brand new drywall cuttings are ok if inspected and approved by yard staff.
  • Testing results have to be within the last 6 months.

You can find more information about drywall disposal and asbestos handling from WorkSafe BC and the Government of British Columbia.

Metric Tonne = 1,000 kgs = 2200lbs

CHEMICALS:

We do not take chemicals, aerosols, pesticides or any products containing asbestos.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 250-544-3103

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Chargeable by Volume

  • Gas-Diesel-Antifreeze $0.60/litre
  • Motor Oil-Contaminated $0.60/litre

Chargeable by Item

  • Fridges & Freezers
  • Tires
  • Asbestos Disposal Bags
  • Food Waste Pails

Miscellaneous (Minimum Charge is $10.00)

  • Cardboard Only (not regular paper)
  • Paint Cans with Labels
  • Metal (includes Propane Tanks)

Plastics

Click here for your guide to plastics recycling.

FREE Items (Please ask yard staff for assistance)

  • Light Bulbs/Fluorescent Tubes – FREE
  • Vehicle and Household Batteries – FREE
  • Motor Oil – Clean FREE

Recycling Facility User Fee: $10.00 per Customer (GST Included)