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Disposal

If homeowners do not dispose of their invasive species properly, this can encourage and lead to invasives spreading around the Fraser Valley. There is a misconception that invasive plants can composted! But in fact, depending on species, their reproductive plant parts can survive composting and re-establish. So, we recommend the following when disposing of invasive species from your property:

  • Keep your invasive plant materials separate from your normal yard waste. It is most important to keep seedheads, flowers and roots out of the green bins.
  • Refrain from placing invasive plants in the backyard composter, as residential compositors do not reach temperatures high enough to destroy seeds and some reproductive parts.
  • Collect invasive plant material and place in a bag or tarp, securely tie up the bag and place contents in the garbage.
  • Reminder to never compost invasive plants!
  • If you have a large quantity, we recommend taking your invasive species waste to a transfer station or landfill listed below.

This list of disposal options is for the residents of Fraser Valley, in hopes to reduce the spread of invasive species. This is area-specific and some of these facilities are only for residents of a specific district or area. Tipping fees may be applied at certain facilities. If you have any questions, we recommend calling the facility before dropping off any invasive yard waste. 

 

Facilities that accept invasive plants:


(Updated November 2020)

Name

Contact

Plants Accepted

Intended Residents

Other Details

Bailey Sanitary Landfill

5490 Matheson Rd, Chilliwack, BC

604-793-2907

 

  • All plants excluding knotweed and toxic plants (e.g. giant hogweed and spurge laurel)
  • Fraser Valley Regional District residents.
  • Double bag all plants in plastic garbage bags.
  • For large volumes please call in advance.
  • $93/tonne 

Chaumox Landfill

50390 Chaumox Rd, North Bend, BC

604-702-5000 (FVRD office)

  • All invasive plants.
  • Only for residents in Electoral Area A.
  • Place all plants in plastic garbage bags for disposal.
  • No tipping fee for residents.

Harrison Mills Transfer Station

14050 Chehalis Forest Service Rd, Harrison Mills, BC

604-796-8933

  • All invasive plants.
  • Only for residents of Harrison Mills, Morris Valley and Hemlock Valley. 
  • Place all plants in plastic garbage bags for disposal.
  • One free bag per week per resident, any additional bag is $2/bag.

Hemlock Valley Transfer Station

47094 Laurel Rd, Hemlock Valley, BC

604-702-5000(FVRD office)

  • All invasive plants.
  • Only for residents in Hemlock Valley.
  • Place all plants in plastic garbage bags for disposal.
  • No tipping fee for residents.

Mission Landfill

32000 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, BC

604-826-9008

  • All invasive plants.
  • Fraser Valley Regional District residents.
  • Please double bag toxic plants (e.g. giant hogweed and spurge laurel) for disposal.
  • Bag knotweed separately from other invasive species. Please let the scale house know you have knotweed to compost. Follow directions from site staff regarding drop off procedures. 
  • Other invasive species do not need to be bagged but secure plants (e.g. tarp or enclosed truckbed) for transport.
  • $107/tonne for residential quanitities.
  • Please contact the facility for rates of disposal of large quantities and disposing from outside of the District. 
  • Call the facility prior to drop-off.

Net Zero Waste

5050 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC

604-557-7065

  • All plants excluding knotweed and toxic plants (e.g. giant hogweed and spurge laurel)
  • Fraser Valley Regional District residents.
  • Place all plants in plastic garbage bags for disposal.
  • $85/tonne

Parr Road Green Depot

45175 Parr Rd, Chilliwack, BC 

604-997-0515

  • All invasive plants.
  • Fraser Valley Regional District residents.
  • Transport knotweed separately from other invasive species and let the scale house know you have knotweed to dispose of. Follow directions from site staff regarding drop off procedures. 
  • Knotweed: $75/tonne
  • Other invasive plant waste: $60/tonne

Sunshine Valley Transfer Station

70860 Highway #3, Hope, BC

236-355-0044

  • All invasive plants.
  • Only for Sunshine Valley residents.
  • Place all plants in plastic garbage bags for disposal.
  • No tipping fee for residents.

Sylvester Road Transfer Station

10033 Sylvester Rd Dewdney, BC

604-826-6597

  • All invasive plants.
  • Only for residents in Lake Errock, Deroche, Nicomen Island, Dewdney and Hatzic Valley.
  • Place all plants in plastic garbage bags for disposal.
  • $2/bag