Sechelt Landfill

The landfill site is located on Dusty Road off of Sechelt Inlet Road, near Sechelt town centre.

The Sechelt landfill accepts debit and credit cards only.

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Upcoming Holiday Hours:

Closed for Canada Day on Monday July 1. Open the rest of the weekend.

Effective June 13, 2023 - changes to drywall acceptance

Only drywall date stamped 1990 and newer will be accepted at our sites. Click "Learn More" for details. Learn More

  • Drywall updates effective June 13, 2023. We will not accept drywall older than 1990 and there are NEW requirements in order to comply with WorkSafeBC’s regulation. Visit our website www.scrd.ca/asbestos before coming to our site to ensure you meet the new requirements.
  • Scrap metal can be recycled at the landfill and will have a tipping fee.
  • Small appliances and electronics and even some large appliances can be recycled for free at some of our depots.
  • Large appliances like stoves, washers and dryers are recyclable for free if they contain freon. Learn more about this program here.
  • Mattresses contain recyclable materials. Please keep them clean and dry by covering them in a plastic bag or wrap.
  • Used paint may be accepted at the landfill however some types of paint and containers are not accepted. Learn more here.
  • Household hazardous waste items can be very dangerous, please exercise caution and check what is accepted before handling.
  • Off-rim tires can be recycled for free at many locations on the Sunshine Coast.

Click here for a guide about our sites. Note: disposal fees are subject to change and scale staff have the final say.

The following are NOT accepted at the Sechelt Landfill. If another facility is listed below please contact them with questions.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list. Visit our disposal fees page for different categories of what is accepted or considered controlled or not accepted. The list below is meant to help answer the most common questions. If you are unsure about a material contact staff at infrastructure@scrd.ca.

Landfill scale attendants and site staff have the final say.

  • Wood waste can be brought to Salish Soils or Pender Harbour Transfer Station.
  • Food Waste, food soiled paper and paper are regulated as recyclable and cannot be disposed of as garbage.
    • For curbside SCRD residents learn more here.
    • For District of Sechelt, shíshálh Nation Government District or Town of Gibsons residents contact your local municipality.
    • For commercial inquiries contact your hauler.
  • Green waste or yard waste like grass clippings or tree branches are not accepted at the Sechelt Landfill. For information about this program visit our website www.scrd.ca/green-waste.
  • Mixed loads containing recyclable or controlled materials cannot be buried in our landfill and waste separation is required. This does not necessarily require separate trips, but materials need to be in distinguishable separated groupings within the vehicle. Common example: if you tear down an old shed, the different material types must be separated, like metal, plastic or wood. We would take the metal for recycling and plastic as garbage, but the wood would have to go to Salish Soils.

Address: 4901 Dusty Road, Sechelt

Contact: 604-885-6889

Facility Hours:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*No loads accepted after 4:50 p.m.

On Christmas Eve the landfill closes at 3:30 p.m.

Please note the site is closed on the following days:
Mondays
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
Thanksgiving
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
New Years Day
Family Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday

Marine debris collected through beach clean ups can be diverted from being buried through the newly established ocean plastics depot located at the landfill. Visit www.scrd.ca/ocean-depot for information.

How to get there

From Gibsons, drive north on Highway 101 to Sechelt village. Turn right onto Wharf Road and follow this to the stop sign at Sechelt Inlet Road. Turn right onto Sechelt Inlet Road and follow this to Dusty Road (where double lane ends). Turn right on Dusty Road and follow this to the landfill site at the end of the paved surface.