Green Waste

Residents on the Sunshine Coast can drop off green waste at no charge at the locations listed below. Commercial businesses are required to pay a fee. For further information on the individual tipping fees, please contact the drop-off location.

Green Waste Drop-off Locations

Note: This facility allows residential green waste only, no commercial drop-off is allowed. Even if a business services residents, businesses cannot use this site.

Address: 915 Henry Road, Elphinstone

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Closed Statutory Holidays, including Boxing Day.

See below for what is and isn’t accepted as yard waste.

More information about this site can be found here.

See below for what is and isn’t accepted as yard waste.

Green waste is not accepted at the Sechelt Landfill.

The closest facility is Salish Soils at 5646 Schetxwen Rd, Sechelt. Info about their facility can be found at this link.

More information about what is accepted at the Sechelt Landfill can be found here.

  • Tree and hedge prunings up to 20 cm (8″) in diameter
  • Garden plants
  • Grass clippings
  • Pine needles and cones
  • Windfall fruit

  • Dead animals
  • Dirt
  • Logs
  • Sod
  • Stones
  • Stumps
  • Trees (except Christmas trees, which are accepted in January each year)

Invasive species are easily spread through transport and some can cause physical harm. Before you begin removal contact a professional to learn about a particular species.

The following are not accepted for disposal at an SCRD facility or Green Waste Drop-Off location:

  • Knotweeds
  • Leafy Spurge

The following are accepted at the Sechelt Landfill ONLY. Garbage tipping fees apply.

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

For further information about invasive species, including how to report them, visit the invasive species council of BC and review the information available from the province and report here.