All cardboard, paper, household container plastic, tin food cans and glass bottles and jars may be recycled. Recycling drop-off locations also exist for old propane bottles, lead acid batteries, clothing and small household appliances in working condition.
Scrap passenger vehicle tires and large metal appliances are stockpiled on site for subsequent processing and removal for recycling. (All ozone depleting substances such as Freon are collected from refrigerators and air conditioners prior to processing to eliminate any negative environmental impact.)
Organic yard waste, such as leaves, grass clippings, shrub trimmings and tree branches as well as clean, untreated lumber is collected separately and ground up on site to produce chips that can then be composted or used to provide all-weather access to various parts of the landfill. Most yard waste is ground up to produce GlenGrow, a popular soil amendment suitable for landscaping projects and gardening. GlenGrow is available for sale on site for $31.43 per yard (loaded up to 4 p.m.) or $4.19 per bag (bags are provided), plus applicable taxes.
Concrete and asphalt delivered to the site is crushed and used for road base material at the landfill.
Gypsum board (drywall) is a product that creates poisonous gasses when buried with household garbage. Hence, the Glenmore Landfill segregates this product and ships it off site for recycling and alternate uses.
Clean fill is accepted at the Glenmore Landfill based on ongoing operational needs and is limited by weather conditions and current inventory. To be used as clean fill the material must not exceed the Agricultural soil standards in the BC Contaminated Site Regulation. Soil must be dry and free of organics (brush, roots, logs and branches) and debris such as garbage, concrete, asphalt, and rocks larger than 3 inches (baseball). A lawnmower should be able to be run over the soil when grass has grown on the clean fill. Clean fill is currently accepted at no charge if it meets these conditions.
Please contact the Glenmore Landfill daily at 250-469-8961 to determine if clean fill is being accepted and for guidance on whether your soil is considered “clean”. Other materials such as street sweepings, dewatered catch basin grit, soils containing organics/debris, or sod are not considered clean fill but may still be used at the landfill in limited quantities as daily and intermediate cover.
Also contact the landfill if large quantities (>2000 m3) of soil plan to be shipped as the contractor may have to provide their own equipment and operator to managing the soil onsite.
The Glenmore Landfill does not generally accept hydrovac excavated soils for cover or disposal. However, clean fill that has been hydrovac excavated may be permitted if it has been suitably dewatered prior to arriving at the landfill. Contaminated soil that has been hydrovac excavated must be dewatered prior to arriving at the landfill. If applicable, a contaminated soil permit may be required including current soil testing for all parameters of concern.
Please be sure to cover and secure your load with a tarp in accordance with local bylaws and to keep our roads safe and clean. Residents that neglect to cover their landfill loads, risk causing debris to fall and create a safety hazard to vehicles driving behind, as well as pedestrians and cyclists who share the road.
The fine for an uncovered or unsecured load is up to $150.
An open house was held at the landfill on Tuesday, February 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. where the public had an opportunity to take an in-depth look at future plans for the facility, including a proposed revision to the current fill plan which would extend the life of the landfill up to 25 years. Public feedback was collected at the open house and online between February 21 - March 3, 2017. We welcome you to take a look at the presentation materials and fill plan FAQ.