Recycling Centre Locations, Hours, Accepted Materials, and Fees

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Changes to Tipping Fees, January 1, 2023

Due to increased costs of collecting, transporting and landfilling solid waste materials, the CVRD Board has approved an increase to tipping fees at its collection centres beginning January 1, 2023. While the minimum tipping fee for disposal of garbage at CVRD collection centres will not increase from the current cost of $7.00, the cost per tonne will increase to $192. The disposal of commercial organics (food waste) will increase to $135 per tonne.

  1. Recycling Centre Rules
  2. Accepted Materials and Fees
  • No asbestos-containing materials (e.g. vermiculite insulation, construction & demolition waste)  
  • All loads must be secured & covered, unsecured loads may be fined
  • Garbage must be free from recyclables, garbage that contains recyclables will be fined
  • Garbage items must not be more than 1.25m (4ft) long or weigh more than 100kg (220lb)
  • No person may deposit prohibited waste, call the Recycling Hotline for questions
  • All dusty materials and fibreglass insulation must be double-bagged and securely tied
  • Children and pets must remain in vehicles at all times

COVID-19 Update

For the health and safety of staff and customers, Free Stores at the Recycling Centres are closed until further notice.

CVRD Recycling Centres & Drop-Off Depots

The CVRD operates three recycling and garbage drop-off centres in the region. For more details, navigate the tabs below.

  1. Bings Creek
  2. Peerless Road
  3. Meade Creek

Bings Creek Recycling & Waste Management Centre, Duncan

Bings Creek Site Map Opens in new windowAddress: 3900 Drinkwater Road, Duncan (Map)

Hours: Open every day 8 am to 5 pm 

Closed on all Statutory Holidays, Easter Monday, Boxing Day and Truth and Reconciliation Day

Has Free Store: Yes (currently closed)

Note: Peak use occurs on Saturdays and Sundays between 10 am and 3 pm. Line-ups and extended waiting times can be expected during these hours.

Bings Creek Recycling Centre Brochure

Packaging, Paper, and Additional Drop-off Depots

Satellite drop-off facilities are available in Cobble Hill, Honeymoon Bay, and Mesachie Lake.

  1. Fisher Road
  2. Honeymoon Bay
  3. Mesachie Lake

Fisher Road Recycling, Cobble Hill

Address: 1355 Fisher Road, Cobble Hill (Map)
Materials Accepted: Free drop-off of residential recycling (items must be sorted). Visit for a full list of accepted materials and hours of operation.