Maple Ridge Garbage Transfer Station
NOTE: The Maple Ridge Transfer Station is experiencing longer than usual wait times due to increased traffic volumes and recycling depot site restrictions to facilitate physical distancing. To help plan your trip and minimize wait times, you can:
- check the traffic camera on the website prior to visiting
- consider saving up loads to reduce the number of trips
- use Surrey Transfer Station if possible
Thank you for your patience.
Reminder: Mixed material loads will be charged at the rate for the highest cost material. For example, a load with both garbage and green waste will be charged at the garbage rate. Minimum fees apply.
The Transfer Station is open the same hours as the Recycling Depot:
Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm 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).
For information about Metro Vancouver’s Transfer Stations, please call 604-681-5600.
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.
2020 Tipping Fees:
- Garbage: Small loads (up to 1 tonne) = $147 per tonne**minimum charge $15 per load**
- Green Waste and Clean Woodwaste: $100 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.
Questions? Please call 604-432-6200 or email email@example.com
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;
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.