Residential Renovation Waste Disposal Requirements
Posted on 02/05/2024

Effective April 2, 2024, there will be new requirements for disposing of renovation materials for residents at RDKS waste facilities:

If you want to dispose of renovation waste materials, anything considered to be Asbestos Containing Materials will only be accepted at Hazelton Waste Management Facility, Thornhill Transfer Station, or Meziadin Landfill. This waste must be bagged and labelled correctly before the facility will accept it. 

What does this mean for RDKS residents?

If you need to dispose of renovation waste, when you arrive at the facility you will be required to prove home ownership and show the scale attendant either:

  • A clear date stamp on each of the materials
  • A test result from an approved laboratory

If you cannot provide either of the items listed above and if the structure at the address where the materials were taken from was built before 1990, the waste will be treated as Asbestos Containing Materials.

In accordance with WorkSafeBC regulation, any Asbestos Containing Materials must be;

  • Doubled bagged in 6-mil clear plastic bags
  • Securely sealed, either goosenecked-tied or taped
  • Labelled as asbestos

These requirements are a directive of WorkSafeBC.

Full details and more resources are available here: Residential Asbestos Disposal.

 View the information sheet.

If you have any questions, please contact our Solid Waste department at 250-615-6100.