Mission Landfill


Mission Landfill

The Mission Landfill (Minnie’s Pit) is open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, seven days a week, except for:

  • Closed on statutory holidays, as well as Boxing Day and Easter Sunday
  • Early closures on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (closing at 3:00 pm)

Scalehouse Phone:  604-826-9008

Community Message

Effective January 1, 2019, asbestos containing material (ACM), including potential ACM, such as drywall pre-dating 1990, must be contained in two CLEAR, marked, 6-mil plastic bags, in order to be accepted at the Mission Landfill. Bags should be tied “goose-neck” style with duct tape, with the inner bag placed upside down into the outer bag. Please follow landfill staff’s instruction on where to deposit bags at the site. Drywall that is clearly date-stamped 1990 or later is still accepted without the bag.

2019 Landfill Guide

Mission Landfill Draft Operational Certificate OC105058


Mission Landfill (Minnie's Pit)

The landfill is located at:
32000 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission
(east of the Stave Falls Hydro Dam)

Materials Accepted

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.  There is no charge for residential blue bag 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.

Residents of rural areas of Mission are encouraged to drop off their blue-bag recyclables at the Mission Landfill or at the Mission Recycling Depot. Not sure what is accepted at the Mission Landfill? Download our handy Mission Depot Drop-Off Guide for a list of accepted materials, as of April 3, 2017.

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Materials Banned from Disposal

Please sort your load!

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. These items include:

  • any clean, dry paper and cardboard product
  • rigid plastic containers of codes 1, 2, or 5
  • 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 include:

  • leftover paint
  • pesticides
  • gasoline
  • fluorescent lights
  • automotive oil
  • TVs
  • computer-related items

These items can be dropped off free of charge at the Mission Recycling Depot or one of the other authorized local facilities.


Material 2017 Tipping Fee 2018 Tipping Fee
Minimum charge for refuse originating from within the District $5.00 per load $5.00 per load
Refuse from within the District $101.00 per tonne $103.00 per tonne
Minimum charge for refuse from outside of the District $10.00 per load $10.00 per load
Refuse from outside of the District $165.00 per tonne $168.50 per tonne
Brush and branches from sources within or outside of the District $65.50 per tonne $67.00 per tonne
Soil, rocks, bricks, sod and concrete debris
(less than 30 cm in any dimension, from Mission)
$32.00 per tonne $33.00 per tonne
Gyproc/gypsum board from within the District $156.50 per tonne $160.00 per tonne
Gyproc/gypsum board from outside of the District $165.00 per tonne $168.50 per tonne
Materials requiring special handling and residential
asbestos from within the District
$161.50 per tonne $165.00 per tonne
Materials requiring special handling and residential
asbestos from outside of the District
$195.00 per tonne $240.00 per tonne
Commercial foodwaste from within the District $75.50 per tonne $77.00 per tonne
Mattress and box spring recycling fee
(accepted from within the District only)
$10.00 per item $10.00 per item
Surcharge for unsecured loads $10.00 per load $10.00 per load
Surcharge for unsorted loads 50% 50%
On-rim tires (passenger vehicle & light truck tires only) $1.00 per tire $1.00 per tire
Off-rim tires (passenger vehicle & light truck tires only) no charge no charge
Residential food waste, grass, moss & leaves from within the District no charge no charge
Residential food waste, grass, moss & leaves from outside of the District $65.50 per tonne $67.00 per tonne
Residential recyclables from within the District (must be sorted) no charge no charge
Automotive batteries no charge no charge
Scrap metal (appliances, propane tanks, barbecues, bicycle frames, etc.) no charge no charge
Asbestos Containing Material and Drywall

Effective January 1, 2019, old (pre-1990) residential drywall and asbestos-containing material (ACM) can only be disposed of at the Mission Landfill in double-bagged, clear, factory-labelled, 6-mil plastic drywall bags. Black or yellow bags will no longer be acceptable. Clear, factory-labelled, 6-mil drywall bags are available in Mission at RONA and at LORDCO (please check with the store for availability).

Asbestos was widely used in building materials until the early 1980s and even later in drywall products. Drywall that pre-dates 1990 is considered asbestos containing. Other asbestos containing materials (ACM) include:

  • drywall, filler & joint compound
  • stipple & popcorn ceiling
  • batt & loose insulation
  • roofing shingles & felt
  • ceiling tile, vinyl floor tile & sheet flooring

The acceptance of commercial loads of ACM was suspended on February 1, 2013, but residential loads are accepted from Mission residents. Mission residents looking to dispose of ACM and drywall from their home renovation project at the Mission Landfill must follow the new procedures for the material to be accepted at the Mission Landfill.

Please note that asbestos-containing materials, including old drywall, are only accepted from RESIDENTS who are delivering ACM to the landfill themselves. ACM cannot be accepted from contractors and/or in commercial vehicles. Residents must live in the District of Mission, or one of the other FVRD communities, in order to be able to drop off ACM at the Mission Landfill – proof of residency is required.

Disposal Procedures for Old (pre-1990) Drywall & Other ACM (Double Bagging Required)

Drywall date-stamped 1989 or earlier, drywall without a date stamp, and other materials commonly associated with containing asbestos before 1990:

  • Purchase factory-labelled, clear, 6-mil plastic drywall bags from RONA or LORDCO, in Mission (check for availability as stocks may be limited at times).
  • Wear proper personal protective equipment when handling potentially asbestos-containing materials. You can find information for homeowners at www.worksafebc.com.
  • Double-bag and seal ACM in labelled, clear, 6-mil drywall bags before arriving at the Landfill, following these steps:
  1. Fill the first bag with no more than 10 kg (22 lbs) of material.
  2. Twist the unused top portion of the bag into a tail. Seal the base of the tail with duct tape.
  3. Take the twisted tail section of the bag and bend it around to make a loop. Attach it to the base of the tail using duct tape.
  4. Place the first bag upside down into the second bag, and repeat steps 2 and 3 for the top of the second bag.

Materials do not have to be double-bagged in clear, labelled, 6-mil drywall bags if:

  • drywall or other ACM post-dates 1990, or
  • recent certified laboratory test results confirm the absence of asbestos

Disposal Procedures for Drywall Accepted at Recycling (No Bagging Required)

Drywall date-stamped 1990 or newer is accepted at the Mission Landfill for recycling. It is not required to be bagged or tested for asbestos.

Drywall date-stamped 1989 or earlier, and/or drywall without a date stamp that has been tested within 30 days of arriving at the Mission Landfill and deemed free of asbestos, will be accepted for recycling. It does not have to be bagged.

Safety First

For more information on risks associated with asbestos and how to reduce risks, please visit the Worksafe website at www.WorkSafeBC.com and search for asbestos.

Out of Area Waste

Materials generated within the Fraser Valley Regional District, but outside of the District of Mission, are accepted at the Mission Landfill*.

In order to pay the in-area rate*: residents, local businesses, and property owners are required to provide proof of residency and/or origin of  the waste materials.

* Refer to the Rates section on this page.

Litter Prevention Incentive

Surcharges on Unsecured Loads

Litter cleanup is expensive. In an effort to reduce litter along access roads to the Mission landfill, unsecured loads will be surcharged $10 per load. Please tie down, tarp, enclose or otherwise secure your loads to avoid the surcharge. A secure load is one that is:

  • contained in a covered vehicle, trunk or canopy, or
  • tarped (small and light-weight items, e.g., roofing shingles, gypsum board, Styrofoam™), or
  • tied down (larger items, e.g., lumber & garbage bags)

It takes only one unsecured load to create a great deal of unsightly litter on access roads to the Mission landfill!

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