The Glenmore Landfill is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and offers a variety of disposal options on site including recycling, organic materials, household and commercial waste. The Landfill also sells OgoGrow and GlenGrow.
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. Last loads must be at the site before 3pm. 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.
Accepted wood waste includes clean, unpainted, untreated dimensional lumber, including board ends, wood pallets, plywood and particle board. For more information on commercial and construction waste, see tipping fees and rates.
Wastes disposed of at the active landfill face must be less than 2 meters (approximately 6 feet) in any direction. Exceptions to these size limits are as follow:
- Box springs
- Hot tubs (up to 6 person sized)
- Logs, dimensional lumber larger than 4x4s, and docks (maximum 4 foot length)
- Boat hulls or campers, after motors, electrical and other mechanical works removed (accepted only by appointment after 4 p.m.)
RVs and motorhomes are considered vehicles and are not accepted at the Glenmore Landfill. These must be dismantled, with the engine, chassis, axels, batteries, and all hazardous wastes/fluids removed. The remaining demolished materials such as the cabinets, fabric, wood, windows, etc. may be accepted for disposal.
Haulers are required to meet the landfill’s Person Protective Equipment requirements to off load this at the active face (minimum of high visibility vest and steel toed boots) and must be able to unload the waste from the vehicle in under 10 minutes. Landfill equipment is not available to assist in unloading these bulky wastes.
Asbestos is accepted for disposal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm. Please note the following operational requirements
- Loads are limited to maximums of 250 standard 6mil bags
- Maximum size of material is one cubic meters (supersacs permitted)
- Asbestos larger than the one cubic meter may be permitted, however; this may take additional time and planning.Contact the landfill to discuss.
- Haulers must receive approval of the landfill owner (City of Kelowna Solid Waste Supervisor) a minimum of 24 hours prior to disposal.The scheduled date and expected volume (number and size of containers) for disposal can be provided to the Landfill Administration at 250-469-8961 Monday to Friday between 7:30 and 3:30.
- Haulers are required to place the Asbestos Waste into the existing Asbestos Pit for disposal
Additional information on managing asbestos can be found below:
- Management of Waste Asbestos by Homeowners in BC
- BC Hazardous Waste Regulation
- Worksafe Asbestos Awareness for Homeowners
- Worksafe Asbestos FAQ (for homeowners)
- Manual for Completing Hazardous Waste Manifests
|Intended receiver||City of Kelowna|
|Mailing address||1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y1J4|
|Receiving address||2720 John Hindle Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1V2C5|
AC Pipe is non-friable and not considered Hazardous Waste when properly snapped and the ends are wrapped. Intact AC Pipe does not require a Provincial Manifest. If the AC Pipe is damaged and breaks, it is now considered friable and must be managed as Asbestos. This would need the complete wrapping of the material and all standard Hazardous Waste Regulations and landfill requirements apply.
Due to landfilling operations, AC Pipe cannot be beneficially reused like concrete and becomes friable when crushed by landfill equipment. As such, AC Pipe is a Controlled Waste that requires special handling.
Small quantities of AC Pipe (2 pipes or less) may be received in maximum lengths of 2.5 meters. This will have to be placed by the hauler into the Landfill’s existing Asbestos Pit and is billed at the current garbage rates. No pre-notification is required.
Large quantities of AC Pipe (more than 2 pipes) may be received in full lengths but will not fit into the Asbestos Pit. Additional site preparation and planning is required to ensure that the receiving area is available. It may take 2 – 3 weeks of notice to determine the appropriate area and prepare the receiving pad. Due to the Landfill Asbestos Exposure Control Plan, City personnel will not off load the AC Pipe so the contractor will be required to place the AC Pipe in a stacked fashion. AC Pipe damaged during placement will be required to be covered with 6mil poly. Contact Landfill Administration to discuss receiving large quantities of AC Pipe.
Landfills manage significant amounts of potentially flammable material such as wood from demolition, foams, and paper/cardboard. Hot loads such as ashes and smouldering waste from house fires can be a potential ignition source if placed into the landfill active face or recycling areas. The Glenmore Landfill requires waste from fires have been extinguished a minimum of seven days before disposal to ensure that the waste will not re-ignite.
Loads from burned buildings still require Hazardous Material Assessments and management of asbestos containing materials. However; the requirement to separate shingles and gypsum as mandatory recyclable materials may be waived.
The City of Kelowna’s Glenmore Landfill is the only Landfill in the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The Provincial Operational Certificate 12118 authorizes the operation and states that waste can only be received from the areas located within the Regional District of Central Okanagan (Peachland to Lake Country including Regional Electoral Areas), plus Big White. Wastes from outside these areas are not permitted to be received and will be rejected at the scale house.
The Glenmore Landfill has two locations that require Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for haulers in order to be permitted access.
- Wholesale composting area – PPE required includes Steel Toed boots, high visibility vests, and a hardhat.Safety glasses are recommended.
- Landfill Active Face – PPE required includes a minimum of Steel Toed boots and high visibility vests. Hardhats and safety glasses are recommended.
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.