Drop-Off Depots & Landfill
There is a 50% surcharge on loads containing banned materials. This initiative is in keeping with material bans implemented at Metro Vancouver waste management facilities, and is intended to prevent the disposal of recyclable and compostable materials.
Please Sort Your Load
These items are banned from disposal, but are accepted for recycling:
- Any clean, dry paper, and cardboard product
- Metal and plastic retail packaging containers (residential customers only)
- Refundable beverage containers
- Food-related glass containers and bottles
- Scrap metal items (barbecues, bicycle frames, metal siding, copper piping, faucets, chain link fencing, propane tanks, etc.)
- Appliances (freezers, fridges, washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens, etc.)
- Gypsum board
- Materials covered under an Industry Stewardship Plan (tires, electronics, lead-acid batteries, etc.)
- Commercial food waste, including contaminated paper (pizza boxes, donut boxes, etc.)
- Yard trimmings, brush, and clean (untreated, unpainted) lumber
There are also some items that cannot be safely accepted at the Mission Landfill. These items can be dropped off free of charge at the Mission Recycling Depot or one of the other authorized local facilities.
These items are not accepted at the Mission Landfill, but can be dropped off at the Mission Recycling Depot:
- Leftover paint
- Fluorescent lights
- Automotive oil
- Computer-related items
Eyeglasses are now accepted at the Mission Recycling Depot in partnership with Third World Eye Care Society, a non-profit organization, which collects recycled eyeglasses and distributes them to individuals in developing countries. Recipients also receive free eye exams by trained volunteers
Accepted are all eyeglasses in good condition, including drugstore-bought reading glasses. The following are NOT accepted:
- Loose lenses—unless a complete pair/set
- Frames without lenses
- Prescription sunglasses
- Glasses that are badly damaged and/or scratched
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The Mission Landfill (Minnie’s Pit) is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week, except for statutory holidays, Boxing Day, and Easter Sunday when they are closed. Please note early closures on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (closing at 3:00 pm).
32000 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission
(east of the Stave Falls Hydro Dam)
Landfill Scalehouse Phone: 604-826-9008
The Mission Landfill accepts typical municipal solid waste, including household garbage, furniture, appliances, residential renovation waste, greenwaste and scrap metal. A minimum charge of $5 per load applies to all residential and commercial loads received from Mission.
The Mission Landfill is only allowed to accept waste into the landfill from within Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD), with waste from within the District of Mission being charged a lower rate than waste from other areas of the FVRD. Therefore, when dropping off waste for disposal in the landfill (garbage and other materials, including drywall and asbestos-containing materials), residents are required to show identification which confirms they are a resident of the District of Mission and/or the FVRD.
There is no charge for residential recyclables, residential food waste, grass clippings and scrap metal, including appliances, automotive batteries and propane tanks
Dog waste can be accepted at the landfill, however please be sure to notify the scalehouse staff what you are disposing of.
Landfill Recyclables: residents of rural areas of Mission are encouraged to drop off their blue bin recyclables at the Mission Landfill or at the Mission Recycling Depot.
|2021 Landfill Tipping Fees||Tipping Fees per Tonne|
|Mission* Customers||Non-Mission Customers|
|Garbage Requiring Special Management||$174.50||$255.00|
|Gypsum Board (post 1990)||$169.50||$173.50|
|Gypsum Board (pre 1990) & Asbestos-containing Materials (residential)||$174.50||$255.00|
|Brush & Branches||$70.50||$72.50|
|Food Waste, Grass, Leaves & Moss (residential)||$0||$68.00|
|Food Waste (commercial)||$82.50||$84.50|
|Sod, Soil, Bricks, Concrete Debris (<30 cm in dimension, residential)||$34.50||$178.50|
|Recyclables (residential only, sorted)||$0||$0|
|Scrap Metal (appliances, propane tanks, barbeques, automotive batteries etc.)||$0||$0|
|Surcharge on Unsorted Loads on Highest Applicable Tipping Fee||50%||50%|
|Tipping Fees per Item|
|Mission* Customers||Non-Mission Customers|
|Minimum Drop-off Charge||$5.00/Load||$10.00/Load|
|Mattresses & Box Springs||$10/Item||$14/Item|
|Tires, Off-rim (passenger & light truck size only; maximum of 8 per day)||$0||$0|
|Tires, On-rim (passenger & light truck size only; maximum of 8 per day)||$1/Tire||$1/Tire|
|Surcharge on Unsecured Loads||$10/Load||$10/Load|
Source: Solid Waste Management Bylaw 5526-2015
* District of Mission
Mission Recycling Depot
The Mission Recycling Depot is open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays and Saturdays.
Mission Recycling Depot:
7229 Mershon Street, Mission
The following is a general list of residential recyclables that are accepted for drop off at the Mission Recycling Depot. For a more detailed list, please check out our Mission Depot Drop-off Guide, Recycle BC’s online “WHAT CAN I RECYCLE?” Recycling Materials List, or the free Recycle Coach app can also advise of how to recycle or safely dispose of items in Mission.
- Printed Paper, Paper Packaging & Cardboard
- Containers – Household (Paper, Plastic and Metal but no Syrofoam)
- Glass Bottles & Jars – Household
- Plastic Film from Retail Packaging
- Plastic Film (Not from Retail Packaging)
- White Styrofoam™
- Coloured Styrofoam™
- Batteries (household)
- Books (hardcover & paperback)
- Carbon Monoxide Monitors
- Cell Phones & Chargers
- Cooking Oil, Vegetable-based
- Gasoline & Kerosene (left in an approved ULC container)
- Light Tubes, Bulbs & Compacts
- Paint Cans & Paint Aerosols
- Scrap Metal
- Used oil, antifreeze, oil filters and containers
The privately owned Mission Recycle Centre at 7233 Park Street accepts additional materials, including beverage containers for deposit refund and Styrofoam™.
For recycling options not listed here, visit the Recycling Council of BC’s Recyclepedia or call 1-800-667-4321.
Other Drop-off Options
Do you have any reusable or resellable items too good to be discarded? Why not try one of the charitable organizations (see page 5 of your 2019 Curbside Collection Calendar for a current listing) in our area to see if your trash may be someone else’s treasure. Please keep in mind that the items must be clean, in working condition and actually reusable.
Donation bins for reusable clothing are located in various locations throughout Mission, and are provided by the Canadian Diabetes Association. For specific bin locations, please click on the link to their website.
If you have too much fruit to deal with, the “Mission Food Access Network” coordinates the gleaning of excess fruit and vegetables from your garden. Please visit www.mfan.ca and click on “Food Gleaning” to have volunteers help you with the harvest. One third the bounty goes to you, one third goes to the pickers, and the rest goes to a local, charitable food program.
Food Bank (St. Joseph)
St. Joseph’s Food Bank is the official registered food bank for Mission, BC, and is registered as a service provider by Food Banks Canada.
London Drugs offers customers a convenient place to drop off items for recycling at any one of their stores.
Recycle your small electrical appliances, power tools and more.
For more information, contact the District’s Engineering Department.
Download the Recycle Coach App & Sign-Up for Free Recycling and Garbage Reminders!
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You’ll also get calendar notifications for events like spring cleanup and the Rot Pot compost giveaway, and there’s a great what-goes-where feature to help you figure out where to drop off those hard-to-recycle items.
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