Accepted products & tipping fees
*COVID-19 notice: We’re only accepting non-cash payments at the Glenmore Landfill scale house to help streamline services and reduce the chances of spreading COVID-19 to both staff and customers until further notice.
We’re also asking people at this time to please limit unnecessary visits to the landfill. These facilities need to remain open, and extra/multiple trips while people are Spring cleaning at home can overwhelm and put strain on these very important services. Due to increased traffic, please be patient and respectful of the public service staff on site.
In addition, bird watching activities at the landfill have been suspended. This is in solidarity with public health efforts across British Columbia to limit gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Accepted products & tipping fees
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 who 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.
The rates and tipping fees outlined below are in effect as of Jan. 1, 2020, when they were updated in accordance with the Solid Waste Management Bylaw No. 10106.
As defined by BC ministry of Environment
Accepted as: millings, grindings and slabs/chunks up to 6 inches thick. Must be free of sub base material like soil or gravel and debris.
|Asphalt shingles||$85||Mandatory recyclable material|
Source separated (subject to surcharge if mixed with garbage)
|Concrete||$25||Concrete tile (if no backing), small rocks, bricks, cinder blocks, allen blocks and similar. Maximum size is 2 feet in any direction. Slabs or large poured items such as stairs, footings, custom flower planters, etc. must be broken up prior to delivery to landfill. Minimal re-bar may be present. Loads with re-bar sticking out of it will be rejected. Does not include: large rocks (>1 ft), stucco, grouts, plaster, slate tiles or granite counter tops.|
|Garbage||$100||$12 min. charge||Residential, commercial, construction and demolition debris|
|Gypsum drywall||$175||Source separated new cut offs and scraps, demolition gypsum with paint or wallpaper removed. Does not include: lathe masonry, Asbestos containing wallboard, gypsum contaminated with other wastes|
$15 each or $15 each plus weight as garbage when in a co-mingled load
|Stumps||$90||Trees or large shrubs, cut at ground level and all granular soil removed|
Up to 22.5" with no rims - Free
Please note that heavy duty tires and tires larger than 22.5" are not accepted.
Recommended: contact local tire shops for free drop off
$5 min. charge
|Source separated, greater than 5 cm circum., kiln dried lumber, plywood, particle & press board free of contaminants other than nails/screws|
|Yard waste||$40||$5 min. charge||Green wastes such as grass, leaves, tree prunings less than 5cm in circumference, flowers, hedge clippings, etc.|
- A $5 minimum charge applies to yard waste and wood wastes, and a $12 charge applies to all other wastes
- Additional charges may apply for loads of contaminated recyclables that require sorting or for wastes that require special handling
- No GST is charged on landfill disposal rates. Acceptable forms of payment include debit and credit card (Visa & MasterCard).
There is no longer a per bag rate for disposal at the landfill; a minimum $12 charge applies to residential waste disposal under 250 kg.
However, the residential “Tag-a-bag” program allows for up to two additional bags to be placed with your waste cart for $2.50 per tag. Locations to purchase these tags and more information about curbside waste collection can be found at regionaldistrict.com.
Where possible, consider recycling, reusing or donating items instead of throwing them out as garbage.
A minimum $5 charge applies to wood waste and yard waste disposal. Loads of yard waste over 250 kgs are assessed at $40 per metric tonne fee for disposal.
Yard trimmings include grass clippings, leaves, hedge clippings, flowers, vegetable stalks, woody and herbaceous wastes and twigs less than five centimetres in circumference.
- Prunings over five centimetres in circumference and less than 20 cm (8") in diameter, with or without leaves or needles attached, are charged at $10 per metric tonne
- Logs, limbs and branches greater than 20 cm in diameter are accepted at $10 per metric tonne. Logs, limbs and branches must be cut to a maximum length of 4 feet (no rocks or soil).
- Stumps cut at ground level, with rocks and soil removed from roots, are accepted at $90 per metric tonne.
Mixed loads will be charged based upon the highest cost material in the load and assessed at an extra $50 per metric tonne handling/sorting fee.
Demolition and construction waste, with the exception of Gypsum board, is also charged at $100 per tonne with a $12 minimum charge for amounts less than 250 kg. Gypsum board is charged at $175 per metric tonne.
Asphalt shingles are a mandatory recyclable charged at $85/tonne. They’re subject to a $150 per metric tonne mandatory surcharge if found mixed with other garbage.
Clean, unpainted, untreated dimensional lumber, including board ends, wood pallets, plywood and particle board is charged at $10 per metric tonne. 250 kgs or less is a minimum five-dollar charge.
Drywall (gypsum board) is a mandatory recyclable and needs to be separated from other garbage and properly disposed at the landfill. The Glenmore Landfill sends new and unused drywall cutoffs offsite for recycling. Used and old drywall is buried separate from other waste in a controlled cell because it produces a gas as it decomposes which can present health and safety, and odour concerns. Used drywall with mud, paint, tape, plaster or other construction materials attached to it must be certified to not contain asbestos, and a Hazardous Building Material Assessment may be requested as confirmation. Drywall stuck to tile, mirrors, wood and other construction materials that cannot be easily separated may be disposed at the active face without a mandatory recycling surcharge. Please have these loads inspected by landfill staff.
For commercial haulers, a drywall declaration form must be filled out. Declaration forms are available from the scale attendant or can be downloaded ahead of time. Current drywall rates are available under 'Tipping fees or rates chart' above.
Metals are a mandatory recyclable charged at $10/tonne. Subject to a surcharge if mixed with other garbage.
Major appliances are accepted at no charge under the Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR) program.
Tipping fees or rates may apply. For more information on accepted and non-accepted products, please visit the Regional District website. We reserve the right not to accept any waste material.
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 are stockpiled on site for subsequent processing and removal for recycling.
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 compost 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.
Drywall (gypsum board) produces a gas as it decomposes that presents health and safety, as well as odour, concerns. The Glenmore Landfill ships new and unused drywall off site for recycling and alternate uses. Used and old drywall is buried separate from other waste in a controlled cell.
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 3 p.m. 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 three 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 aren’t considered clean fill, but may still be used at the landfill in limited quantities as daily and intermediate cover.
Also contact the landfill if you plan to ship large quantities (>2000 m3) of soil, as the contractor may have to provide their own equipment and operator to manage the soil onsite.
The Glenmore Landfill doesn’t 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. Visit the Tipping fees or rates section (link) below for more information on commercial and construction waste.
Wastes disposed of at the active landfill face must be less than two meters (approximately six feet) in any direction. Exceptions to these size limits are as follow:
- Box springs
- Hot tubs (up to six-person sized)
- Logs, dimensional lumber larger than 4x4s, and docks (maximum four 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 aren’t 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 isn’t available to assist in unloading these bulky wastes.
Asbestos is accepted for disposal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note the following operational requirements
- Loads are limited to maximums of 250 standard six mil bags
- Maximum size of material is one cubic meters (super sacks permitted)
- Asbestos larger than the one cubic meter may be permitted, but 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 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- Haulers are required to place the asbestos waste into an 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
Glenmore Landfill information required for the Provincial Manifest is as follows:
|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 doesn’t require a provincial manifest. If the AC pipe is damaged and breaks, it’s 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 can’t 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 (two 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 two 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 two to three 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 to 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 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. Waste from outside this area isn’t 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
Metal is a mandatory recyclable and all items that contain more that 70% metal must be separated from other wastes in loads. Metal is stockpiled onsite for removal and recycling. Metal cylinders, drums and tanks are not accepted in the metal pile unless valves or bungs have been removed or the containers have been punctured.
Major appliances are accepted for no charge at the Glenmore Landfill under the Major Appliance Recycling and Roundtable (MARR) program. Appliances must be placed into separate receiving areas for “Refrigerated” and “Non Refrigerated” appliances. Refrigerated appliance have the refrigerant gases (i.e. freon) removed prior to recycling.