On behalf of the Salvation Army, Wastech accepts gently-used household items at this transfer station. Please ask for the donations trailer at the gate. (Note: the MetroVancouver tipping fee applies to this material.) The following items and recyclables are accepted at this transfer station. The tipping fee applies to all materials listed, unless otherwise indicated. Please refer to the notes for information where restrictions apply.  

Item
Comments/Restrictions/Options

batteries - lead acid (car)
Free, tipping fee does not apply.

boat hulls and/or trailers (wood and/or fibreglass)
We accept trailers and boat hulls under 17 feet in length. Motors, electrical, fluids and tires must be removed before disposal. A $50 surcharge will apply for all waste over 2.5 meters (8 ft.) in length.

BBQs
Free, tipping fee does not apply provided the item is primarily composed of metal. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

carpet
Accepted as household garbage.

concrete, asphalt or bricks
Concrete, asphalt and bricks are accepted as fill material with a limit of ½ cubic metre (aprox. 2 wheelbarrows). Some older chimney structures were made with asbestos cement, or transite.  A laboratory test is required confirming that the material is asbestos free.  You can also contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca to locate the closest recycler.

drywall
We accept up to ½ tonne of CLEAN drywall per trip. Drywall must be separated from the garbage (no tiles, plaster, or stucco attached). A 50% fee surcharge will apply if drywall is mixed with garbage. A laboratory test may be required confirming that the material is asbestos free.  For larger quantities, contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca to locate the closest recycler.

freezers
Free, tipping fee does not apply provided the item is primarily comosed of metal. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

fridges
Free, tipping fee does not apply provided the item is primarily composed of metal. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

food waste (including spoiled frozen food)
We accept residential amounts of food waste including small amounts of raw meat. To dispose of large quantities of raw meat, contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca.

garbage
For banned and prohibited material list, please refer to the recycling & transfer stations section of this website.

glass windows
Commerical amounts of glass will not be accepted.

green waste (yard clippings) and clean wood waste
$71/tonne

gypsum
We accept up to ½ tonne of CLEAN gypsum per trip.  Drywall must be separated from the garbage (no tiles, plaster, or stucco attached).  A 50% fee surcharge will apply if gypsum is mixed with garbage.  A laboratory test may be required confirming that the material is asbestos free.  For larger quantities, contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca to locate the closest recyler.

hot tubs
If the hot tub is larger than 1.2 meters by 2.5 meters and weighs more than 100 kg, a fee surcharge of $50 will be applied.

insulation
We accept double bagged fiberglass (pink) insulation only. We do not accept blown insulation, pipe insulation or any asbestos containing insulation. To find out where to dispose of the restricted material please contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca.

mattresses
Tipping fee of $15 per mattress. Clean mattresses can be donated to charity. Contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca for other options.

oil filters
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca for options on how to dispose of oil and empty containers.

paint cans (empty or partially empty)
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Acceptable at on-site Product Care depot.  More info at the Product Care site:  www.productcare.org/bcaccept.html.

plastics
Please take acceptable plastics to the municipal recycling station across the street from the transfer station.

propane tanks
Free, tipping fee does not apply.

propane tanks (small camping size generally green in colour)
Free, tipping fee does not apply.

recyclables (i.e., cardboard, mixed paper, containers, etc.)
Recyclable are accepted at the NorthShore Recycling Depot across the street from the station. For information, contact the NorthShore Recyling Depot at 604-984-9730.

refrigerator
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

scrap metal and metal appliances
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

sod and soil
Accepted as fill material up to a limit of ½ cubic metre (approx. 2 wheelbarrows). For larger quantities, contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca to locate the closest composter.

stove
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

stumps
Stumps smaller than 30 cm (1 foot) in diameter. Stumps over 30cm in diameter are NOT accepted at the Coquitlam Construction Recycling Facility or Abbotsford (Matsqui) Transfer Station.  Stumps over 30cm (1 foot) in diameter are accepted at Coquitlam, North Vancouver, or Surrey (Port Kells) as regular household garbage and may be subject to surcharge.

Styrofoam® (code 6)
To find out if there is a recycler for this material in your area please contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or visit their website at www.rcbc.bc.ca

wood (clean)
Clean wood only accepted at the greenwaste fee: solid wood, unpainted, unstained and untreated oriented strand board but that may or may not be pierced with nails or other metal fasteners. (Plywood and particle board is accepted as household garbage at the refuse tipping fee.)

wood (painted or treated)
Accepted as household garbage.

boat hulls and/or trailers (metal)
Free, we accept metal trailers nad metal boat hulls under 17 feet in length.  Motors, electrical, fluids and tires must be removed before disposal.

rounds and branches
Rounds and branches smaller than 30cm (1 foot) in diameter.  Rounds and branches over 30cm in diameter are NOT accepted at the Coquitlam Construction Recycling Facility or Abbotsford (Matsqui) Transfer Station.  Rounds and branches over 30cm (1 foot) in diameter are accepted at Coquitlam, North Vancouver, or Surrey (Port Kells)  as regular household garbage and may be subject to surchage.

white goods
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQ's, up to 6x6x3 feet.  There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

televisions/electronics
Contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca to locate the closest collection site.

paint, pesticides, solvents, gasoline
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Acceptable at on-site Product Care depot. More info at the Product Care site: www.productcare.org/bcaccept.html .