Bailey Sanitary Landfill - 5940 Matheson Road

Operating Hours 
Monday to Saturday: 
8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Sunday: (as of April 3rd, 2016) 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Closed during the following 
2016 Statutory Holidays:
Jan 1 - New Years Day
Feb 8 - Family Day
Mar 25 - Good Friday
May 23 - Victoria Day
July 1 - Canada Day
Aug 1 - B.C. Day
Sept 5 - Labour Day
Oct 10 - Thanksgiving Day
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day
Dec 25 - Christmas Day

To serve our customers better, the Bailey Landfill will be open on Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm, starting in April 2016.

The Bailey Sanitary Landfill services the City of Chilliwack, District of Kent, Village of Harrison Hot Springs, and Electoral Areas "D" & "E" of the Fraser Valley Regional District, (Popkum, Bridal Falls, Chilliwack River Valley, Columbia Valley and Cultus Lake).

Disposing of Drywall and Other Building Material?

Many building materials used before 1990 contain asbestos and require special handling (refer to list below under Asbestos Waste Disposal). These materials cannot be disposed of as regular waste at the Bailey Landfill.

Drywall Disposal

New drywall disposal procedures are in effect at the Bailey Landfill as a result of new requirements established by the gypsum recycling contractor.

Drywall will only be accepted if one of these conditions is met:

  • The drywall is date stamped 1990 or newer (not every piece in a load needs to be date stamped, but at least one piece must be and the load must appear consistent or additional date stamps and/or asbestos testing will be required).  Please ensure the date stamp is clearly visible to the landfill operator upon entry.


  • Laboratory test results (less than 5 months old) are provided, showing there is no asbestos in the drywall or mud.

For more information on drywall recycling procedures, please refer to the Drywall Recycling at the Bailey Landfill pamphlet.

Asbestos Waste Disposal

The City is planning on accepting asbestos waste for disposal at the Bailey Landfill (exact date to be determined). Materials that may be a source of asbestos include heat and noise insulation, fire-resistant materials, and cements and plasters. Based on its hazardous potential, all asbestos-containing materials must be handled and disposed of following specific procedures to limit exposure and comply with provincial regulations.

Requirements for asbestos waste disposal at the Bailey Landfill will be included here once a date has been determined. It is strongly recommended that anyone performing home renovations/demolition visit the WorkSafeBC website for more information.

Products that may contain asbestos include:

Exterior Interior Insulation
Asbestos cement pipes (e.g., drain pipes)

Roof felting

Asphalt shingles

Soffit boards


Asbestos cement siding

Brick mortar

Window putty

Deck undersheathing

Asbestos cement shingles

Spray- applied insulation (acoustic and fireproofing)

Vermiculite (blown-in) insulation (e.g., in attics)

Paper backing on fibreglass insulation

Flooring Heating (HVAC) and ducting
Vinyl sheet flooring and mastic

Vinyl floor tile and mastic

Poured flooring/levelling compound

Asphalt flooring

Furnace duct tape

Furnace/boiler insulation

Pipe (mechanical) insulation

Hot water tank insulation


Asbestos rope and gaskets

Asbestos cement board

Asbestos cardboard insulation

Walls & Ceilings Other


Drywall mud


Asbestos cement board

Textured coatings

Ceiling tiles

Fireplace box and mantel

Artificial fireplace logs and ashes

Fire doors

Insulation on electrical wiring

Fire blankets

Chalk boards

Heat reflectors

Penetration firestopping

Candescent light fixture backing (pot lights)

Disposing of Lead Acid/Car Batteries?

Please be advised that as of February 1, 2016, the Bailey Landfill will no longer be accepting lead acid/car batteries for recycling. For alternative options, please visit, or recycle your lead acid/car batteries at one of the following locations for free:

1. Chilliwack Bottle Depot – 45934 Trethewey Avenue

2. Sardis Bottle Depot – 45635 Lark Road

Note: Household/dry cell batteries will continue to be accepted for recycling at the Bailey Landfill for free.

Recycling at the Bailey Landfill

Materials Banned from the Bailey Landfill

Disposal Fees at the Bailey Landfill

For further information call the City of Chilliwack's Engineering Department at
604-793-2907.  No phone number is available to contact the Bailey Landfill directly.

Bailey Landfill is located at 5940 Matheson  Road, off Bailey Road.

Location Map:

Recycling at the Bailey Sanitary Landfill

The following items can be taken to the Bailey Sanitary Landfill for recycling:   

  • gypsum wallboard (refer to Drywall Recycling at Bailey Landfill for conditions)
  • household batteries
  • fridges and freezers
  • scrap metal and tin
  • wood and yard waste for composting
  • propane tanks
  • The Municipal Recycling Depot at the Bailey Sanitary Landfill also accepts all items recyclable through the Curbside Recycling Program.

Materials Banned from the Bailey Sanitary Landfill:

Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Bylaw No. 3602 bans the tipping of various recyclable materials at Bailey Landfill.  The intent of this bylaw is to reduce the amount of waste landfilled each year.  Hazardous wastes are also banned from the Bailey Sanitary Landfill. 

The following materials are banned from the Bailey Sanitary Landfill:

  • hazardous waste including but not limited to asbestos
  • soil contaminated with hazardous waste
  • special waste as defined by the BC Ministry of Environment
  • biomedial waste, sharps or infectious materials
  • any explosive substance, object or mechanism
  • materials that are on fire or above a temperature of 65.5 degrees Celsius
  • flammable, combustible or oxidizing materials
  • materials that can be recycled through the Curbside Recycling Program
  • beverage containers
  • trees, stumps or large logs (exceeding 15 cm in diameter)
  • wood treated with creosote, petroleum derivatives, etc.
  • concrete containing rebar
  • materials originating from industrial and/or agricultural operations
  • rubber tires
  • small appliances or electronic waste
  • light bulbs and light fixtures
  • motor vehicle bulks, boat bodies, other large metallic waste including farm implements
  • carcasses, offal or viscera or agricultural or commercial sources of animal excrement
  • semi-solid and liquid waste (raw sewage, septic tank sludge, grease trappings)
  • industrial or commercial spools
  • any single item larger than 2 cubic metres
  • waste oil, oil filters or oil containers
  • wet cell batteries

Please refer to the Waste Disposal and Recycling Options Chart for information on disposing or recycling various materials, including those listed above.

Disposal Fees

On October 7, 2014, a new fee structure was added for customers transporting large quantities of waste (> 300 tonnes per month). The complete modified fee structure can be referred to in Schedule "E" of the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Bylaw link at the bottom of the page. 

A new category of material was also added. Clean soil, rocks, sod, and small concrete will be charged at $30 per metric tonne. Please note that all concrete fragments must be less than 30 cm in any dimension and free of rebar, and large quantities of soil may require appropriate documentation to verify that it is free from contamination.

Disposal Fees At Bailey Sanitary Landfill (Effective October 7, 2014)
Type of Material Fee* Unit
General Refuse
(weighing 0-50 kg)
$5.00 per vehicle
General Refuse
(weighing 51 kg to 5 tonnes per load)
$87.00 per metric tonne
General Refuse
(weighing more than 5 tonnes per load)
$82.00 per metric tonne

Clean Soil, Rocks, Sod and Small Concrete
(less than 30 cm in any dimension and free of rebar,
analytical results may be required for soil)

$30.00 per metric tonne
Gypsum for Recycling
(without prohibited contamination)
$125.00 per metric tonne
Permitted Special Waste Surcharge
(Waste Mgt. Branch Min. of Environment)
$200.00 per manifest/load

* rounded up to the nearest $0.25 where applicable

For a complete list of disposal fees and banned material surcharges, refer to Schedule "E" of the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Bylaw at the bottom of this page.


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