Yard waste and clean wood waste composting

Bring excess yard waste and wood to the transfer station or landfill for composting for a fee. Check the location webpage for fees and maximum size.

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

Vancouver South Transfer Station

Your destination for disposing of oversized items, yard and garden waste and clean wood.

Vancouver Landfill and Recycling Depot

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