Effective January 1, 2020 the tipping fee for qathet Regional District Municipal Solid Waste will increase to $230/tonne.

The minimum charge of $5.00 will continue for all waste loads less than 21.5 kg.

“qRD Municipal Solid Waste” means refuse that originates from residential, commercial and institutional sources but does not include Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste, Prohibited Waste, Recyclable Materials or Stewardship Materials.

“Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste” means waste produced from the construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings, and other structures and may include, but is not limited to asphalt, bricks, concrete, roofing materials, wood, plumbing and electrical components.

 “Prohibited Waste” means gaseous, liquid or solid waste prohibited from disposal and may include, but is not limited to asbestos containing materials, propane canisters, waste oil or petroleum by-products.

“Stewardship Materials” means any waste or recyclable materials in an approved stewardship plan as defined in the Recycling Regulation of the Environmental Management Act (B.C. Reg. 284/2016) and may include, but is not limited to paint, batteries, electronics, waste oil, residential packaging and paper product.

All qathet Regional District Recycling Depots offer collection programs for batteries, cellphones, cork, pens and markers and clean garbage bags.  In addition, the Town Centre Recycling depot collects food scraps and yard waste and small household electronics.  The Tla’amin depot is now collecting food scraps and yard waste.

Authorized by the qathet Regional District Bylaw 532, 2018.  For more information on Bylaw 532 please visit