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Solid Waste Disposal Information

Landfill and Transfer facility Locations

Before you go
How we dispose of our garbage affects the environment and our health. It's important to be aware of what should be recycled at the curb, brought to recycling depots, or disposed of in another way than sent to the landfill. The ultimate goal is to have as little material going to landfills as possible.

A large percentage of waste that is brought to the landfills can be recycled or reused. By paying close attention to what we're putting in our garbage cans, and recycling materials whenever possible, we can increase the stream of goods produced by recycling rather than using up precious space and money in landfills.

There are many private companies that accept waste materials such as metals and appliances at little or no charge. All paper and cardboard are banned from landfill disposal and must be recycled. Check our Recycling Directory first to save yourself some money and time and to help conserve valuable space in our landfills.

If you're taking waste material to the landfill, please be sure tocover your loadwith a tarp in accordance with local bylaws and help keep our roads safe and clean.

  • Glenmore Landfill 
    (only active landfill in Central Okanagan)
    Located on Glenmore Road, 8 km. north of Hwy 97
    (250) 469-8880
    Open Monday to Sunday, 7:30 am - 4:45 pm
    Closed December 25 and 26, January 1
    Banned Materials Disposal Guide

 

The Regional District also provides two Transfer Stations for disposal of household garbage and recyclables for residents along Westside Road.  One station is located off Westside Road at Traders Cove.  It is open during the Winter months on Wednesday from 6:30 am to 10:30 am and Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.    During the Summer the operating hours are 6:30 am to 10:30 am on Wednesday and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday.  The other station is for North Westside  residents and is located at Sugarloaf Mountain, along the Whiteman Creek Forest Service Road (follow the signs - turn at the corner of Westside Road and Sugarloaf Mountain/Whiteman Creek Forest Service Road).  Link to Transfer Station Information

Tipping Fees

  • $2.50/bag of bagged household garbage.
  • Minimum of $10.00 for loads of garbage weighing 250 kg. or less. (starting January 2013)
  • $65.00/metric tonne, pro-rated for loads of garbage over 250 kg.
  • Reduced rate of $10.00/metric tonne for clean dimensional wood waste and lumber.  These materials must be separated from others to receive the reduced rate.
  • $145.00/tonne for construction drywall.
  • Reduced rate of $10.00/tonne for white goods & appliances, metal goods. These materials must be separated from others to receive the reduced rate.
  • $1 each for tires up to 24 inches.
  • Free year round Yard waste disposal up to 250 kg. (550 lb).
  • Loads of Yard waste and prunings smaller than 20 centimeters (8 inches) in diameter weighing more than 250 kg.  will be charged $40.00/tonne. (starting January 1st, 2012)
  • $65.00/metric tonne for prunings larger than 20 centimeters (8 inches) in diameter. (starting January 1st, 2012)

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Interac

No Charge Materials

  • Loads of Yard waste and prunings 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter weighing less than 250 kg (550 lbs) delivered year round
  • Recyclables accepted at on site recycling depot
  • Propane tanks
  • Automotive batteries

Banned Materials

There are certain materials not accepted at the Glenmore landfill, either because there are alternative disposal programs in place for them, or because they are hazardous to workers and the public. Banned items mixed in with other garbage sent for burial at the landfill are subject to a $150 per metric tonne surcharge over and above regular tipping fees.

How We're Doing?

Since 1999, a number of areas have been tracked to provide a benchmark and indication of how our Waste Management programs are performing.  Here's how we're doing in the areas of Solid Waste, Recycling and Hazardous Waste.

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