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Prohibited Materials

Private construction recycling facilities have different bans on materials than Metro Vancouver Transfer Stations. Some items will be surcharged if found in loads and will be charged at a higher rate than if you recycled them at the appropriate facility. The following items are generally banned from most private facilities:

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Chemical Waste
  • Oils
  • Paint
  • Asbestos containing products (such as drywall, insulation, floor tiles, ceiling tiles)
  • Batteries
  • Treated Woods
  • Electronic Waste
  • Food Waste (surcharges will apply)
  • Tires (surcharges will apply)
  • Drywall non asbestos (surcharges will apply)
  • Mattresses (surcharges will apply)

We're able to recycle close to 100% of our customers' waste. We continually strive to find new ways to recycle our disposal waste.