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
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.
Mission Landfill (Minnie's Pit)
The landfill is located at:
32000 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission
(east of the Stave Falls Hydro Dam)
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
- fluorescent lights
- automotive oil
- computer-related items
|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
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 from their home renovation project at the Mission Landfill must wet down and double-bag all ACM in labelled 6-mil (industrial grade) plastic bags, and ensure that the bags are sealed, in order for the material to be accepted. In addition, only bags that have the required labelling stamped/printed on the bag by the manufacturer will be accepted. Please let the scalehouse operators know what you are bringing in, so they can direct you to the appropriate drop-off bin.
For more information on ACM and how to protect yourself during your home renovation project, visit www.WorkSafeBC.com.
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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