Drop-off Depots & Landfill

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 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 Fees Apply
  • Materials covered under an Industry Stewardship Plan (tires, electronics, lead-acid batteries, etc.)
  • Commercial food waste, including contaminated paper (pizza boxes, donut boxes, etc.) Fees Apply
  • Yard trimmings, brush, and clean (untreated, unpainted) lumber Fees Apply

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
  • Pesticides
  • Gasoline
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Automotive oil
  • TVs
  • 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

Visit www.twecs.ca/faqs/ to learn more about this incredible company and how you can help the world SEE.

Don’t see the item you are looking to dispose of?

Check our Mission Depot Drop-off Guide

Recycle BC’s online Recycling Materials List or the free Recycle Coach app can also advise
of how to recycle or safely dispose of items in Mission.

Download the Recycle Coach App & Sign-Up for Free Recycling and Garbage Reminders!

Find everything you need to know about waste management in Mission. Set reminders in your app so you never miss your curbside collection day and get helpful info on sorting recyclables and compostables to help reduce your garbage.

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.

Add the app to your iOS or Android smartphone device today.