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 had value and could have been recycled. We are encouraging all commercial producers of DLC waste to source separate these materials.

Any mixed load of DLC waste will be subject to a surcharge under Bylaw No. 3166, 2020. Sorting these wastes from one another will allow the Regional District to divert more waste from the landfill, saving valuable landfill space, energy, and resources. In addition, the tipping fees for easily divertible material will also increase.

Fee Changes Effective Early 2021
The RDFFG will be REDUCING tipping fees for (sorted):

  • Clean wood waste
  • Painted and treated wood waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Stumps and large branches

The RDFFG will be ADDING a 50% surcharge on tipping fees for:

  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Masonry and Rubble
  • Any unsorted load containing any type of DLC Waste

In 2022, the surcharge will rise to 100%, which means it will cost double to bring these items to the landfill.


Here are a few tips on starting to source separate DLC waste:

Even if the DLC material does not attract a surcharge, like clean wood or scrap metal, it helps all of us to find another disposal method other than landfill. Working with commercial recyclers can save you money on disposal, compared to taking them to the landfill site. 

Here are some options for your DLC Materials:

Asphalt

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:  Must be clean, call beforehand for large loads.

Asphalt Shingles  

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.

Clean Soil  

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

Material accepted by: 

  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill

Clean Wood Waste

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.

Concrete

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.

Masonry and Rubble

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

Material accepted by: 

  • Canada Recycles Corp.:  Check their Facebook page for current fee structure.

Painted and Treated Wood Waste

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.

Scrap Metal

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.

Stumps and Large Branches

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.

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

Lafarge Canada
250-562-1514
lafarge.ca

Richmond Steel
250-563-6000
richmondsteel.ca

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

Overview of DLC Waste Diversion Program 

Phase 1: September – Early 2021
No surcharge. Begin to inform contractors and community of their future tip fee for either mixed load and/or source separated loads. Recommended to use local recyclers.

Phase 2: Early 2021 – December 2021
50% surcharge on all unsorted DLC waste as well as asphalt, concrete, masonry and rubble.  Other source separated DLC waste will be diverted.

Phase 3 – January 2022 onwards
100% surcharge on all unsorted DLC waste as well as asphalt, concrete, masonry and rubble.  Other source separated DLC waste will be diverted.

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