Demolition Land Clearing and Construction Waste

In 2019, over 20,000 tonnes of DLC materials were landfilled  in the RDFFG. Over 80% of this DLC waste could have been recycled.

By first separating your DLC material, you have choices; you can either bring it to Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill and pay a reduced tipping fee for having it sorted, or you can bring your separated material to one of the recycling facilities in town, saving you money (less fees at a recycler) and time (less lineups, quicker trip to drop off location, quicker disposal).

We are encouraging all producers of DLC waste to source separate these materials.


Here are some options for your DLC Materials:

Canada Recycles

Takes almost everything (concrete, asphalt and wood products) but scrap metal 

Scrap Metal

ABC Scrap Metal Recycling: Will pay for scrap metal.
Allen’s Scrap & Salvage Ltd: Will pay for scrap metal.
Richmond Steel Recycling: Will pay for scrap metal.
Wall to Wall:  Accepts lightly used building materials and working large appliances.

It pays to divert your material:

  • Less cost to recycle OR you can get paid for certain items
  • Shorter lineups
  • Closer to town

Please see below for other DLC material options.

Description: Petroleum by-product, mixed with gravel or crushed rock, used for paving roads and parking areas.

Material accepted by:

  • Canada Recycles Corp.:  Check their Facebook page for current fee structure.
  • Lafarge Canada:  Starts accepting May 2021, must be clean, call beforehand for large loads and fee structure.
  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill: Surcharge – Increasing to $135/tonne, minimum $9 (starting July 1st)

Description: Roofing shingles made from petroleum by-product, not including wrap or torch on membrane.

Material accepted by:

  • Canada Recycles Corp.:  Check their Facebook page for current fee structure.
  • Wall to Wall:  Accepts lightly used building materials and working large appliances.
  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill: No surcharge, Regular rate – $90/tonne,  minimum $6 (starting July 1st)

Description:  Soil, sediment, or fill material without contaminants, refuse or large rocks.

Material accepted by: 

  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill: No Surcharge, Regular rate – $0/tonne (starting July 1st)

Description:  Untreated or unpainted wood waste typically from construction or demolition projects. Small amounts of metal (nails and screws) are acceptable.

Material accepted by: 

  • Canada Recycles Corp.:  Check their Facebook page for current fee structure.
  • Wall to Wall:  Accepts lightly used building materials and working large appliances.
  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill: Reduced surcharge – $45/tonne, minimum $6 (starting July 1st)

Description:  Hardened mixture of cement with sand, gravel and/or rebar. Rebar protruding from cement should not be longer than 1 ft in length.

Material accepted by:

  • Canada Recycles Corp.: Check their Facebook page for current fee structure.
  • Rolling Mix Concrete (B.C.) Ltd.: Less than 6 inch pieces of clean concrete, no rebar, fiber, ultra fiber or fiber mesh allowed.
  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill: Surcharge – $160.80/tonne, minimum $9 (starting July 1st)

Description: Loose mass of gravel, bricks, or crushed rock.

Material accepted by:

  • Canada Recycles Corp.:  Check their Facebook page for current fee structure.
  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill: Surcharge – $135/tonne, minimum $9 (starting July 1st)

Description:  Wood typically from construction or demolition that is painted, treated with preservatives, or contains adhesives or fillers. No tile, gypsum, glue, carpet, dirt or soil or non-wood materials are attached.

Material accepted by:

  • Canada Recycles Corp.:  Check their Facebook page for current fee structure.
  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill: Reduced surcharge – $45/tonne, minimum $6 (starting July 1st)

Description:  Sheet metal, siding, roofing, rebar, flashing, pipes, window frames, doors, furnaces, bathtubs, fencing, bicycles, but not where metal is less than 50% of the product weight and cannot be easily separated from non-metallic components (e.g. a couch).

Material accepted by:

  • ABC Scrap Metal Recycling: Will pay for scrap metal.
  • Allen’s Scrap & Salvage Ltd: Will pay for scrap metal.
  • Richmond Steel Recycling: Will pay for scrap metal.
  • Wall to Wall:  Accepts lightly used building materials and working large appliances.
  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill: Reduced surcharge – $45/tonne, minimum $6 (starting July 1st)

Description:  Tree stumps free of soil, shrubs and tree branches larger than 75 mm in diameter.

Material accepted by:

  • Canada Recycles Corp.:  Check their Facebook page for current fee structure.
  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill: Reduced surcharge – $45/tonne, minimum $6 (starting July 1st)

As we move forward with our waste reduction plans and divert more away from landfill, you will start to see changes in how DLC waste disposal fees are assessed.  Planning now and making changes to sort waste as part of your operation will contribute to lower costs in the future.

Contacts

ABC Recycling
250-963-6766
abcrecycling.com

Allen’s Scrap & Salvage LTD.
1-877-566-1177
allensscrap.com/

Canada Recycles Corp.
250-564-7263
canadahazmat.ca

Rolling Mix Concrete (B.C.) Ltd.
250-563-9213
rollingmix.ca

Lafarge Canada
250-562-1514
lafarge.ca

Richmond Steel
250-563-6000
richmondsteel.ca

Wall to Wall
250-561-2994
facebook.com/W2Wrecycling