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Disposal fees are charged for accepted materials brought to the Sechelt Landfill or Pender Harbour Transfer Station. Fees vary from one material to another and cover the cost of operations, reuse and recycling programs. Fees can be paid by debit or credit (Visa or MasterCard).

Frequently Asked Questions about changes to tipping fees can be found here.

For a summary guide for preparing for your landfill or transfer station visit click here.

Help save landfill space and check if your materials are fit for resuse or recycling. Visit for more information.


Municipal Solid Waste
Household Garbage - excludes Recyclable Materials and Controlled Waste
$150 per tonne

Food Waste
*MUST be separated from garbage

As of November 1, 2022, accepted at Pender Harbour Transfer Station.

Not accepted at Sechelt Landfill

Residents with curbside collection should have access to a green bin. Contact your local municipality for more information.

Salish Soils may accept at no charge. Contact them before you go.

loads of food waste under 30 kg

Loads under 30kg source separated waste, including separated food waste and separated Municipal Solid Waste

Food waste over 30 kg and up to a maximum of 45 kg
$150 per tonne


Residents can recycle for free at a recycling depot. Visit for more information.

No Charge for residents at a residential depot.

Businesses and institutions cannot use a residential depot and should contact their waste collection provider.

Cardboard $285 per tonne

Yard and Garden Green Waste
(grass clippings, leaves, twigs and branches smaller than 8 inches)

Not accepted at Green Waste - take to landfill
Extreme caution in handling these materials is advised click here for a starting place before planning for removal.

The following invasive species are accepted at the Landfill (garbage tipping fee applies).

  • Giant Hogweed - must be secured in clear bags
  • Scotch Broom - must be secured in clear bags; no flowers or seed pods

Not accepted - do not remove, do not disturb, leave on site and contact an invasive species removal specialist

Leafy Spurge

SCRD Drop-Off Locations:

Pender Harbour - Transfer Station
Sechelt - Salish Soils
Gibsons - Green Waste Facility*
(*NO commercial loads)

Residential self haul loads
less than 5 tonnes = NO CHARGE
more than 5 tonnes = $45 per tonne

Commercial loads
$86 per tonne


Effective October 1, mattresses can be brought to the Pender Harbour - Transfer Station. Due to COVID-19 customers will be required to load their mattresses into the shipping container without the assistance of staff.

Accepted at the Sechelt Landfill.

Dry (or only surface damp)
$25 per piece (mattress or boxspring)

$30 per piece (mattress or boxspring)

5 or more
$35 per piece (mattress or boxspring)

Crib Mattress
$5 per crib mattress

Scrap metal

$150 per tonne

Propane tanks

$2 up to 1 lb (camp size)
$10 up to 25 lbs (BBQ size)
$10 for over 25 lbs to 100 lbs OR $150 per tonne

MARR Appliances - household appliances including stoves, washing machines and fridges with Freon.

(Commercial appliances and built-in home cooling systems not accepted)

More info about what is accepted under the MARR program can be found here.

No charge

Appliances with Ammonia $80 per unit
Passenger $5 rim removed
$10 rim on
Medium Truck $20 rim removed
$42 rim on
OTR (Oversized, Off the Road)

$240 rim removed
$480 rim on

Tires filled with foam
(Sechelt Landfill only)

Paint & Product Care Items
(Sechelt Landfill only)
List of accepted paint products
List of accepted flammable liquids & pesticides

Household Batteries & Cell Phones NO CHARGE
WOOD WASTE Note: Wood waste is no longer accepted at Sechelt Landfill and should be brought to Sechelt - Salish Soils
Pender Harbour Transfer Station continues to accept wood waste.
Clean Wood
(wood off-cuts, wood with water based paint or stain, composite wood products or wood containing glue, nails or screws allowed, no metal metal attached larger than a doorknob.)
$170 per tonne
Treated Wood Waste
(wood that is not defined as clean wood, pressure treated wood, wood with oil-based paint or stain, wood with any non-wood lamination, no metal metal attached larger than a doorknob.)
Exception: No Creosote wood
$265 per tonne
Dirt & Rocks $105 per tonne
Roofing $190 per tonne

Gypsum * details

$1,000 per tonne
Accepted at Sechelt Landfill Only.
Defined as water vessel less than 10 metres in length.
$265 per tonne
Note: All liquids must be drained. Recyclables removed (including drive train and frame). Must be dismantled into 1 metre (four feet) sections or less.
Recreation Vehicle (RV and trailers)
Accepted at Sechelt Landfill Only.
Defined as motor vehicle or trailer which includes living quarters designed for accommodation.
$ 265 per tonne
Note: All liquids must be drained. Recyclables removed (including drive train and frame). Must be dismantled into 1 metre (four feet) sections or less.
Asphalt, Concrete $275 per tonne
Asbestos, Asbestos Cement
(materials that test positive for asbestos - Sechelt Landfill Only) *details
$275 per tonne
Deceased Animals
(Sechelt Landfill Only)
$275 per tonne
Dock Styrofoam Please call 604-885-6806

*to be charged for the entire load

Two times the regular tipping fee of the most expensive material in the load.


All charges referred to are subject to a $5 minimum charge; $10 minimum for non-separated loads. All charges will be rounded up or down to the nearest quarter of a dollar.

Pender Harbour Transfer Station cannot accomodate bins larger than 20 yards. Please deliver bins larger than 20 yards directly to Sechelt Landfill. This includes bins over 20 yards containing partial loads.

The above list is a consolidation only.. Visit to review the Sanitary Landfill Site Bylaw No. 405 which contains the entire bylaw, including fees and charges.

The weight of materials delivered to the landfill or transfer station site, on which fees are based, will be determined by:

  • Measuring the weight on the scale provided at the landfill or transfer station site; or
  • In the event that the scale provided is not operational, weight will be estimated by the scale attendant.