Vancouver Landfill and Recycling Depot

Landfill traffic impacts from January to March 2024

Permanent repairs to Highway 17A crossing over Highway 99 are underway. Expect delays and plan alternate routes.

Landfill users travelling on Highway 99 southbound are advised to take alternate routes or add additional travel time as heavy delays and congestion are expected on the weekends. Vancouver residents with small loads should consider using the Transfer Station on Kent Avenue during road closures. Transfer Station information and hours

Find more detailed information about road closures and detours for Highway 17A crossing over Highway 99 permanent repairs

The Vancouver Landfill serves residential and commercial customers from Metro Vancouver for final disposal of their garbage.

The landfill also has a recycling area for residents to drop off a wide range of recyclable materials, many of which are accepted for free.

Landfill location

Address

5400 72nd St 
Delta, BC, V4K 3N3

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Hours of operation

Days Hours
Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6pm
Christmas Day, New Year's Day Closed
All other statutory holidays unless otherwise noted 8am to 6pm

Free disposal program discontinued

To better align with our vision to become a zero waste community by 2040, we have permanently discontinued our free disposal program in the spring and fall at the Vancouver Landfill.

Look for opportunities to reduce your waste by reusing, sharing, repairing, and recycling materials. Learn more at Zero Waste.

Materials accepted and fees

Materials accepted at other locations

Use the Waste Wizard to find drop-off locations.

Have 100+ tonnes of clean waste concrete and asphalt?

The Vancouver Landfill is looking for clean waste concrete and asphalt for our road upgrades.

If your materials meet the requirements, you could dispose of them for free and save on landfill disposal charges. 

Surcharges for banned materials and unsecured loads

You will pay a surcharge if your garbage load contains banned materials that have not been separated for recycling or proper disposal, or if your load is not secured using tarps or ropes to prevent litter.

Payment options

We accept payment by cash, debit card, cheque, and credit card.

There are conditions when paying with a cheque or credit card, and when dropping items off using a rental vehicle.

Sort your load before drop-off to avoid extra fees

If you have a mixed load of items, you may:

  • Weigh in, then drop off one item type at a time, and loop back to the weigh scales after each item is dropped off and fees will be based on each item type
  • Weigh all items at once and dispose of everything at the garbage rate

We encourage you to sort your load before drop-off to ensure you do not have to pay additional fees.

Photography and filming

Professional photographers and filmmakers please contact the Film and Special Events Office.

Media outlets please contact media@vancouver.ca

Note Members of the public and hobby photographers, for safety and capacity reasons, are not allowed to access the landfill site for photography or filming.

Educational tours of the Vancouver Landfill and Recycling Depot

Vancouver Landfill and Transfer Station tours are suspended until Fall 2023. Information regarding potential Spring 2024 tour offerings will be posted here in February 2024.

For more information or to request a class tour, visit Metro Vancouver's Landfill tour webpage .

Compost sales at the landfill

Compost soil

The Vancouver Landfill composting facility creates compost from yard trimmings for sale and donation. You may pick up compost from the landfill.

Facts and figures

Get the facts on the City of Vancouver's solid waste management efforts, and the Vancouver Landfill.

Annual reports