Vancouver South Transfer Station

The Vancouver South Transfer Station is for commercial and residential customers to dispose of garbage, and to drop off select recyclable materials.

Wood products with glue

Wood products with glue (such as plywood, particle board, and oriented strand board) are no longer accepted for recycling, and must be separated from clean wood waste for disposal as garbage.

Read the notice  (137 KB)

Transfer Station location

 Caution: You must enter from the east. Left turns are not permitted by vehicles arriving from the west.


377 West Kent Ave North
Vancouver, V5X 2X1

Hours of operation

Days Hours
Monday to Friday 5:30am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6pm
Christmas Day and New Year's Day Closed
All other statutory holidays unless otherwise noted 6am to 4pm

 Visit the Vancouver Zero Waste Centre (formerly the Recycling Depot) at 8588 Yukon St, to drop off a wide range of materials for reuse and recycling, free of charge.

Material accepted and fees

Materials accepted at other locations

Use the Waste Wizard to find drop-off locations.

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, business cheques, and all credit cards.

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.