Maple Ridge Garbage Transfer Station

Maple Ridge Recycling Depot & Transfer StationThe Maple Ridge Garbage Transfer Station is located next to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot at 10092 – 236th Street, Maple Ridge. It is owned by Metro Vancouver.

For information about Metro Vancouver’s Transfer Stations, please call 604-681-5600.

The Transfer Station is open the same hours as the Recycling Depot:

Open 7 days a week

Monday – Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm (October – March)
8:00am – 6:00pm (April – September)

Sundays & holidays: 9:00am – 5:00pm

The Transfer Station & the Recycling Depot are OPEN on ALL statutory holidays except for New Year’s Day (January 1) and Christmas Day (December 25). 

 
Maple Ridge Transfer Station - Pay WindowAt the Maple Ridge Garbage Transfer Station, residents throw their garbage into a large trailer.

Trucks then haul the garbage to burn in Burnaby’s incinerator, or to bury it in the Vancouver Landfill.

 
METRO VANCOUVER UPDATES:

Starting July 2018, surcharges of 100% of the tipping fee will apply to any garbage loads containing over 20% expanded polystyrene packaging (aka. “Styrofoam”). Disposal ban does not apply to food/beverage containers, packing peanuts, or expanded polystyrene that is painted, soiled, or treated. Instead of being disposed, expanded polystyrene can be brought to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot to be reused by local manufacturing companies or recycled into new products.

Starting January 1, 2018, tipping fees for garbage will increase by 3% compared to 2017. There will also be a new per tonne fee for Used Gypsum, applicable at Langley and Maple Ridge Transfer Stations only.

Starting September 1, 2017, the fee for green waste, clean wood and food waste will change to $95 per tonne with a $10 minimum fee. The new fee will be in effect at North Shore, Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley and Maple Ridge Transfer Stations. (Transfer stations accept only small amounts of food waste, up to 10L.)

The fee change is necessary due to fee increases at private composting facilities where the material is sent for processing.

2018 Tipping Fees:

*More info at http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/bylaws-regulations/tipping-fee/Pages/default.aspx  

      • Maple Ridge Transfer Station - InteriorGarbage: Small loads (up to 1 tonne) = $137 per tonne up to a maximum load fee of $120 –
        **minimum charge $15 per load**
      • Green Waste and Clean Woodwaste: $95 per tonne – minimum $10 per load 
      • Mattresses: $15 per unit – maximum 4 units, includes mattresses, futons & box springs
      • New Gypsum (aka. drywall, plasterboard, sheetrock, gyproc, and wallboard) – up to 1/2 tonne – NEW cutoffs only; not previously installed or painted: $150 per tonne – minimum charge $15 per load.
      • Used Gypsum – up to 1/2 tonne: $200 per tonne – minimum charge $15 per load. Note: Restrictions and special bagging requirements apply – see Gypsum Pilot Program at the Maple Ridge Transfer Station.

Additional details on the Tipping Fee changes can be found in the July 28, 2017 GVS&DD Board report (Item G1.1, page 90). Questions? Please call 604-432-6200 or email solidwasteoperations@metrovancouver.org

There are many bans in place on recyclable items and other things that cannot be disposed of at the Transfer Station:

Banned Recyclable Materials

These materials are banned from disposal in this region to drive up the regional recycling rate. There are reasonably accessible recycling options region-wide.

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Recyclable Paper
  • Green waste
  • Containers made of glass, metal or Banned Recycled Plastic (1, 2, 4 & 5)
  • Beverage containers (all except milk cartons)
  • Food Waste
  • Clean Wood

Banned Hazardous and Operational Impact Materials

These materials are hazardous to the environment or workers, or have high operational impacts. There are safe disposal options.

  • Agricultural waste;
  • Asbestos;
  • Automobile bodies and parts;
  • Barrels or drums in excess of 205 litres whether full or empty;
  • Biomedical waste;
  • Coated or uncoated wire and cable exceeding 1% of the total Load;
  • Dead animals;
  • Excrement, other than amounts of pet excrement that are double bagged and discarded with Municipal Solid Waste and that do not exceed either 5% of the total weight of the Load or 5% of the total volume of the Load;
  • Gypsum – see Gypsum Pilot Program at the Maple Ridge Transfer Station

 

New bans starting in 2018: 

Toxic plants, railroad ties, and creosote treated wood: Loads of toxic plants (Devil’s Club, Giant Hogweed and Spurge Laurel) are not permitted at Metro Vancouver transfer stations. They may only be disposed at the Waste-to-Energy Facility if authorized prior to delivery. Call 604-451-6185 or email weighscalesystem@metrovancouver.org

Frosted trees: Snow-flocked or frosted trees are not permitted as Green Waste at Metro Vancouver Transfer Stations as the snow-like flocculant on the trees cannot be properly composted at organics processing facilities.