Yard waste and clean wood waste composting

Bring excess yard waste and wood to the transfer station or landfill for composting for a fee.

View the fees, maximum item size, and locations to compost yard trimmings and wood waste

We handle wood waste according to Metro Vancouver's 2015 Clean Wood Disposal Ban.

Learn about the Clean Wood Disposal Ban

Accepted yard waste and wood waste

  • Grass, leaves, and plant remains
  • Branches
    • Up to 45 cm diameter and 2.6 m long
  • Clean, unfinished wood
    • Solid wood, wooden pallets
    • Unpainted, unstained, untreated, and free of glue
    • Can have nails, screws, and staples
    • Up to 45 cm diameter and 2.6 m long

The following items are not accepted:

  • Sod and soil
  • Food waste
  • Manufactured wood products
  • Plastic bags, even if labelled "biodegradable" or "compostable"
  • Brick, concrete, and rock

Find the landfill

Vancouver Landfill and Recycling Depot

A waste disposal facility and recycling depot all in one. Find out more about our landfill in Delta.