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.