Waste that needs special handling
Some types of waste are either not accepted at the Landfill or Transfer Station, or require special handling in order to be accepted for disposal.
Hazardous waste and dangerous goods
Items defined as “hazardous waste” under BC's Environmental Management Act cannot be disposed of as garbage at Vancouver's Landfill or Transfer Station. This includes things like asbestos, waste oil, pesticides, gasoline, diesel fuel, paint, PCB waste, restaurant grease and oil, and waste containing tetrachloroethylene (which is a common dry cleaning solvent).
Dangerous goods that are no longer used for their original purpose that meet the criteria of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation classes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, or 9, can not be accepted at the Vancouver Landfill or Transfer Station as garbage.
IMPORTANT: Asbestos can be disposed of at the Landfill when it is properly prepared according to the City's asbestos policy. Asbestos cannot be disposed of at the Transfer Station.