Ecowaste Landfill 6th Annual Open House – September 9th 2017


Everyone is invited to the Ecowaste Landfill 6th Annual Open House being held Saturday September 9 2017 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Come and take a guided tour of our site, learn about our operation and our plans for the future.  Climb on a piece of machinery and view displays about our facility and activities.

Bring your family for a barbeque and play some recycling games – fun of the whole family!

Free hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks.

Construction & Demolition Volume Restrictions in Effect July 1 2017


June 21, 2017

To our Valued Customers:


This is to inform you of volume restrictions on receipt of construction and demolition materials delivered to Ecowaste Landfill starting July 1, 2017.  Please note, these restrictions do not affect recycling materials like concrete, clean asphalt shingles, clean and select wood, yard waste, or to approved soils.

Our application to the Ministry of Environment to increase our annual permitted tonnage is still in progress and it appears we will not receive the requested increase in our annual permitted tonnage until later in 2017.  As you may be aware we relaxed the volume restrictions we had in place in 2016 at the beginning of 2017 and have not required restrictions to date this year.  However, in the last two months volumes have increased again and we are currently tracking at our annual limit.  In addition, the Vancouver Landfill is terminating their acceptance of ‘demo garbage’ effective July 15, 2017.  This action by the Vancouver Landfill is likely to add additional volume to Ecowaste, which will cause us to exceed our annual volume cap.

As such, we are placing restrictions on our largest customers, and capping all other customers to a maximum volume of 100 tonnes per month.  If your company has not already received an email indicating a specific monthly tonnage limit you will be restricted to the 100 tonne per month limit.

No increase in tipping fees is planned now but may be contemplated later in the year.

We appreciate your continued support of our business and look forward to continuing to provide you with an efficient service that supports the service you provide to your customers.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (604) 276-1202.

Yours truly,


Tom Land

President & CEO

Ecowaste Industries Ltd.

Announcing Richmond Industrial Centre


Ecowaste Industries Ltd., and parent company Montrose Property Holdings Ltd., are pleased to announce the kick-off of the Richmond Industrial Centre,  a 170-acre master planned industrial park that will provide over to 2.8 million square feet of state-of-the-art industrial warehousing in Richmond, B.C.  The following link will take you to the dedicated web site that provides all the information on this exciting new facility.

2017 Rates & Tonnage


Ecowaste Landfill will be maintaining pricing in 2017 at 2016 rates for most products.  The rate table below outlines the rates for the major product groups.

We are still working with the Ministry of Environment to complete the update to our annual tonnage increase request.  We hope to have this process completed in the early part of 2017.  In anticipation of this increase, while still not accepting construction and demolition refuse from out-of-region, we have eased the restriction for our larger in- region customers.  If you have any questions about tonnage limits or materials restrictions please contact us at (604) 276-9511.


November 1, 2016

The following are the commercial rates in effect at the Ecowaste Landfill for the products listed below effective January 1, 2017.  Prices are on a per tonne basis unless specifically noted.


Product Unit Rate (incl. GST)
Demolition Refuse $93.00
Construction Refuse $93.00
Mixed Roofing $94.50
Clean Asphalt Roofing $58.00
Treated Lumber $205.40
Insulation – Loose $369.12
Insulation – Rigid $400.29
Concrete – Dirty $54.27
Concrete Clean – Tandem Axle (per box) $49.50
Concrete Light Rebar – Tandem Axle (per box) $170.50
Concrete Heavy Rebar – Tandem Axle (per box) $275.00
Concrete Clean – End Dump (per box) $132.00
Concrete Light Rebar – End Dump (per box) $484.00
Concrete Heavy Rebar – End Dump (per box) $968.00
Concrete Clean – Tandem & Pup (per box) $99.01
Concrete Light Rebar – Tandem & Pup (per box) $341.00
Concrete Heavy Rebar – Tandem & Pup (per box) $550.00
Select Wood (minimum container 30 yd3) (not finalized) $60.00
Fire Damaged $205.40
Boats (per foot) $13.53
Trailers (per foot) $20.29


Volume Incentive Program (VIP)

Weight Range Discount %
250 to 500 tonnes 5%
501 to 1,000 tonnes 8%
1,001 tonnes and greater 12%

Please note conditions apply to the VIP discount.

Ecowaste Landfill 5th Annual Open House


Everyone is invited to the Ecowaste Landfill 5th Annual Open House being held Saturday September 17 2016 between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm.

Come and take a guided tour of our site, learn about our operation and our plans for the future.  Climb on a piece of machinery and view displays about our facility and activities.

Bring your family for a barbeque and play some recycling games – fun of the whole family!

Ecowaste Landfill Increases Prices and Restricts Inbound C&D Tonnage


Starting May 1 2016 Ecowaste Landfill is restricting inbound Construction and Demolition (C&D) materials to remain within its annual capacity limits.  In addition, prices are increasing July 1 and the Volume Incentive Program (VIP) is being adjusted at that time as well.

Due to the unusually high volume of C&D materials arriving at the Ecowaste Landfill this year we forecast we will reach our annual limit in August.  To ensure the annual capacity is not reached before the end of 2016 disposal restrictions (caps) are being placed on our larger customers and new customers are not being accepted.  Effective June 1  and until further notice, Ecowaste will be closed on Sunday’s, and will only be receiving large commercial vehicles (i.e. demolition trailers and roll-off trucks) during regular business hours from Monday to Friday.   Please note the caps and volume restrictions do not apply towards soils or materials that are being recycled (clean and select wood, concrete, asphalt shingles, yard waste).

Prices are being adjusted July 1 to be closer to other market disposal rates for both large commercial customers as well as smaller residential and contract customers.  The new rates are increasing from $86.43 per tonne to $93.00 per tonne for large commercial customers, and the small contractor and residential rate is increasing from $96.43 per tonne to $110.00 per tonne.

In addition, for larger volume customers the VIP program is being adjusted as shown in the table below:

VIP Discount Levels
Current New
Range (tonnes) Discount Discount Range (tonnes)
120 – 360 5% 5% 250 – 500
360 – 600 8% 8% 500 – 1000
600 – 1200 12% 12% >1000 to cap
1200 – 1800 16% N/A
>1800 20% N/A

Ecowaste has made application to the Ministry of Environment for an increase in annual capacity, and other amendments to its Operational Certificate (OC) related to the long-term operation of the facility.  This is a complicated and lengthy process that may not conclude in 2016.  Therefore, it is important to take steps now to ensure the facility can remain open for the entire year.

The capacity restrictions will be in effect until such time as the Ministry approves the OC amendment.  Ecowaste reserves the right to make further adjustments to inbound caps and rates to ensure we remain in compliance with current limits.

If you have a large volume of material, or are bidding on demolition jobs, please contact us in advance to determine if we will be able to accommodate your project.

Landfill Reopening, Gypsum Acceptance and Rate Changes


Effective January 4, 2016 the Ecowaste Landfill will resume full operation.

At this time we are still assessing the requirements for acceptance of gypsum wallboard for recycling.  In the interim we will not be accepting this material until further notice.

We will be adjusting rates for some of our products effective February 1, 2016.  The list below provides the products and their new rates:

Product $/Tonne GST Total
Concrete $ 27.53 $1.38 $28.91
Concrete – clean Tandem (per box) $47.15 $2.36 $49.50
Concrete – light rebar Tandem (per box) $162.38 $8.12 $170.50
Concrete – heavy rebar Tandem (per box) $261.90 $13.10 $275.00
Concrete – clean End Dump (per box) $125.72 $ 6.29 $132.00
Concrete – light rebar End Dump (per box) $460.96 $23.05 $484.00
Concrete – heavy rebar End Dump (per box) $921.90 $ 46.10 $968.00
Concrete – clean Tandem & Pup $94.29 $4.71 $99.01
Concrete – light rebar Tandem & Pup $324.76 $16.24 $341.00
Concrete – heavy rebar Tandem & Pup $523.81 $26.19 $550.00
Clean Asphalt Roofing $48.48 $ 2.42 $50.90
Select Wood (min 30 cu. Yds) $ 47.77 $2.39 $50.16
Dry Fill (Industrial Grade or Better) $23.81 $1.19 $25.00
Fill Soil (IL-) $23.81 $1.19 $25.00
Fill Soil w/rubble $35.45 $1.77 $37.22
Fill Soil w/wood $82.31 $4.12 $86.43
Clean Green * $58.03 $2.90 $60.93
Boats $12.88 $0.64 $13.53
Trailers/Campers $19.32 $0.97 $20.29



Ecowaste Temporary Closure to C&D Materials


Effective, Saturday, December 5, 2016, Ecowaste Landfill will not be accepting construction and demolition materials for disposal in the landfill.  This temporary closure will be in effect until December 31 2015.  Ecowaste will resume accepting materials for landfill disposal again on January 2 2016.

This closure is required as we have reached our permitted limit based on the annual volume approved in our operating permit with the Ministry of Environment.   This annual volume is reset at the beginning of each year.

For clarity, this closure means we will not be accepting the following materials between December 5 and December 31 2016:

  • Construction Demolition and Land Clearing Debris
  • Mixed Roofing
  • Treated Lumber
  • Insulation
  • Fill soil with rubble

During this time we will continue to accept:

  • Yard waste and trimmings
  • Clean soils
  • Clean asphalt shingles
  • Clean concrete
  • Clean and select wood
  • Metals, appliances and cardboard.

This closure will affect our commercial, industrial and residential customers.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Temporary Gypsum/Drywall Restrictions


Due to current production issues with gypsum/drywall processors we are not currently accepting inbound drywall at this time.  We will update this post when this issue has been resolved.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ecowaste Landfill Tonnage Restriction and Rate Adjustment – Q4 2015


Ecowaste Industries Ltd. operates the Ecowaste Landfill under an Operational Certificate (OC) issued by the BC Ministry of Environment (MoE).  One of the conditions in the OC imposes an annual tonnage limit.

Construction and demolition (C&D) activity has been very brisk in 2015 and we are rapidly approaching our annual limit.  We have applied to the MoE for approval to exceed our annual limit and they have granted an approval for a 10% variance.  While this is helpful, this variance alone will not allow us to remain in compliance with our annual tonnage limit at the current inbound rate.

To that end we are taking two approaches to help us maintain our revised limit:

  1. Increasing pricing on material to the landfill by 15% on October 15, 2015
  2. Implementing a cap on inbound C&D materials for larger customers

Your business is important to us and we regret that we will be increasing our tipping fees on non-recycled products or capping inbound material to help us meet this limit.  We realize that this may cause you to look for other disposal options, however, we will not exceed the annual limit specified in our Operational Certificate.  The annual tonnage limit is tracked on a calendar year basis and is reset on January 1, 2016.

Our revised rates can be found on this web site under Our Services – Landfill Rates

If you have any questions on this change please feel free to contact us at (604) 276-9511 or at