Bailey Sanitary Landfill

Construction Notice for Matheson Road - August 20-23, 2019

Matheson Road is being widened to improve access to the Bailey Landfill, Recycling Depot and other businesses and facilities on Matheson Road.  The work will require single-lane alternating traffic, so there may be some delays. The paving is expected to be completed by August 23, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

Hours of Operation           Location

Monday to Saturday: 
8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Closed during the following 
2019 Holidays:

Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Feb 18 - Family Day 
 Apr 19 - Good Friday
May 20 - Victoria Day
July 1 - Canada Day
Aug 5 - B.C. Day
Sept 2 - Labour Day
Oct 14 - Thanksgiving Day
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day
Dec 25 - Christmas Day

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

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.

Disposal Fees

Disposal fees are provided in the table below. There is a fee structure for customers transporting large quantities of waste (> 300 tonnes per month). The complete modified fee structure can be referred to in the "Landfill Disposal Fees" , which also includes a complete list of disposal fees and banned material surcharges. This complete list forms Schedule "E" of the Solid Waste Management Bylaw.

Disposal Fees At Bailey Sanitary Landfill

Type of Material Fee* Unit
Minimum charge for Garbage, Compostable Waste or Scrap Metal $5.00 per load
Garbage, Compostable Waste or Scrap Metal
(up to 5 tonnes per load)
$93.00 per metric tonne
Garbage, Compostable Waste or Scrap Metal
(weighing more than 5 tonnes per load)
$88.00 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, minimum charge of $5.00 per load)

$30.00 per metric tonne

Gypsum not including Asbestos Waste                                                               (without prohibited contamination, minimum charge of $5.00 per load)

$158.00 per metric tonne

Minimum charge for Asbestos Waste originating from within the City of Chilliwack

$20.00 per load

Asbestos Waste originating from within the City of Chilliwack

$180.00 per metric tonne

Minimum charge for Asbestos Waste originating from outside the City of Chilliwack

$25.00 per load
Asbestos Waste originating from outside the City of Chilliwack $215.00 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

Disposing of Drywall and Other Building Materials?

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

Customers bringing in drywall are required to submit a Drywall/Asbestos Waste Declaration and Acknowledgement form to the scale house. Forms can be picked up at City Hall (8550 Young Road) or the Bailey Landfill. An example form can be referred to through the attachment "Drywall/Asbestos Waste Declaration and Acknowledgement Form." By signing the form, the customer agrees to accept the full liability for all clean-up costs associated with dumping undisclosed asbestos containing material.

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

  • Clean cuts of drywall without tape, texture coating, mud, or joint compound.
  • 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 or a hazardous materials assessment report from a Qualified Person indicating there is no asbestos in the drywall. A hard copy of the test results or report is required, must be less than 5 months old, and the description must match the drywall in question. For example, if the description on the test results or report indicates that a piece of drywall with blue paint was tested, the drywall being disposed of must visibly show blue paint.
  • The drywall is confirmed to contain asbestos and has been double-bagged in the appropriate 0.15 mm or 6 mil poly hazardous waste bags (maximum bag size 38" x 60"). Please refer to the attachment "Proper Bag Tying Techniques & Bag Suppliers."

A list of Testing Laboratories and Abatement Companies can be referred to by clicking the link.

Building Materials Disposal

Commercial loads (gross vehicle weight of 5,500 kg or greater) of building materials are be required to submit a Construction and Demolition Waste Declaration and Acknowledgement form to the scale house. Forms can be picked up at City Hall (8550 Young Road) or the Bailey Landfill. An example form can be referred to through the attachment "Construction and Demolition Waste Declaration and Acknowledgement Form." By signing the form, the customer agrees to accept the full liability for all clean-up costs associated with dumping undisclosed hazardous materials

Disposing of Asbestos Waste?

Asbestos Waste Disposal

The Bailey Landfill accepts asbestos waste from the following cities/areas within the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD):

  • City of Chilliwack
  • Electoral Area D (Popkum/Bridal Falls)
  • Electoral Area E (Chilliwack River Valley)
  • Electoral Area H (Cultus Lake/Columbia Valley)
  • Harrison Hot Springs
  • Kent/Agassiz

Residents will be required to present valid identification to the scale house attendant confirming their home address, and contractors will be required to demonstrate in the form of a Manifest that the asbestos waste they are bringing in has originated from a location within one of the listed cities/areas.

All customers dropping off asbestos waste will be required to fill out a Drywall/Asbestos Waste Declaration and Acknowledgement form.

Quantity Restrictions

Residents bringing in more than 10 bags must notify the City's Engineering Department at 604-793-2907 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm) at least 48 hours prior to disposal. The advance notification will help ensure the landfill contractor is able to efficiently accommodate your larger load.

Small loads of asbestos waste from contractors are accepted - up to 10 bags per originating property per day. A Manifest and a Hazardous Waste Transport Licence is required by all contractors bringing in asbestos waste that has not originated from their own residential property.

Please refer to the "Guide for Home Owners/Contractors" and "Bailey Landfill Asbestos Waste Disposal Procedures" attachments.


Common products that may contain asbestos include:

  • Soffit boards, roof felting, under sheathing
  • Fireplace box and mantel, artificial fireplace logs and ashes, fire doors, fire blankets
  • Vinyl floor tiles/sheets and mastic
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Drywall mud, plaster, stucco, textured coatings
  • Candescent light fixture backing (pot lights), heat reflectors
  • Pipe (mechanical) insulation, furnace/boiler/hot water tank insulation
  • Vermiculite (blown-in) insulation, spray-applied insulation (acoustic and fireproofing)
  • Paper backing on fiberglass insulation, asbestos cardboard insulation


These materials are considered suspect asbestos waste. If any of these materials are discovered when dropped off at the landfill, the customer may be subject to a minimum $500 fine per load plus the cost of clean-up by an abatement company, if required.


If you want to dispose of any of these products as regular garbage, you must have:

  • Original packaging or date stamps that show your materials are 1990 or newer, or
  • A certificate of analysis from an accredited laboratory from the past 5 months that shows the material does not contain asbestos, or
  • Written certification from a Qualified Person that the materials were tested and do not contain asbestos


These procedures are similar to the disposal of drywall conditions (stated near the top of this page) in that the evidence (date stamps, test results, etc.) must support the materials in question. For example, if the description on the test results or report indicates that a piece of yellow vinyl flooring was tested, the vinyl flooring being disposed of must display that colour.

Regardless of the above, all vermiculite will be treated as asbestos waste.


Please note the above list of suspect asbestos waste materials is not complete, there are many other less common products that may contain asbestos. Please visit the attachment “Other Potential Suspect Asbestos Containing Products." If you are bringing in large quantities of any of these materials, please notify the City’s Engineering Department in advance, as special material disposal considerations may be required.

Disposing of Large Diameter Clean Wood and Yard Waste Pieces Greater than 360 mm in Diameter?

The Bailey Landfill does not accept clean wood and yard waste pieces such as stumps, logs, log cut offs, firewood, and large diameter tree trimmings that are greater than 360 mm in diameter. Materials greater than 360 mm in diameter that have not been painted, stained, or treated, can be taken to the Parr Road Green Depot for disposal at a cost of $120/tonne. Alternatively, you may click here for other oversized disposal options, or visit the link "Disposal Options - Large Diameter Clean Wood and Yard Waste" at the bottom of the page.

Recycling at the Bailey Sanitary Landfill

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

  • gypsum wallboard (conditions must be met )
  • household batteries (no car batteries)
  • fridges and freezers
  • scrap metal and tin
  • wood and yard waste for composting (maximum 360 mm diameter limb size)
  • used liquid cooking oil
  • propane tanks (residential quantities)
  • 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 Management Bylaw 2019, No. 4660 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
  • soil contaminated with hazardous waste
  • special waste as defined by the BC Ministry of Environment
  • biomedical 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 360 mm 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 bodies and other large metallic items 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


Looking for other recycling and disposal options? Search the "what goes where" tab in the waste wizard below.

Bailey Landfill Cost Estimator

1. Choose Your Waste Type:

Food waste, yard waste, & food-soiled paper.

Declare Wild Game Trimmings at the scale house. Restrictions apply. Call the City at 604.793.2907 for details.

Scrap metal can be recycled for free at the Bailey Landfill during the months of April and October (standard tipping fees apply for all other months).
All of the pieces must be free of rebar and less than 30 cm in any dimension. Analytical test results may be required for soil.
Free for residential quantities.
Free for residential quantities (max. 25 litres per vehicle, per day).

2. Choose Your Units:

3. Enter Your Estimated Weight of the Item or Materials

Please use only numeric characters in the weight field.
Please make sure to select your waste type and the units of measure.
Various factors can influence material weight; your fees may vary. If differences occur between estimated costs/weights derived here and at the scale house, the scale house costs/weights will be used.

Estimated Cost

Description Date File Size
Bailey Landfill Asbestos Waste Disposal Procedures 2019-04-18 268KB
Construction and Demolition Waste Declaration and Acknowledgement Form 2019-06-27 343KB
Disposal Options - Large Diameter Clean Wood and Yard Waste 2019-04-09 248KB
Drywall/Asbestos Waste Declaration and Acknowledgment Form 2019-04-18 413KB
Guide for Home Owners/Contractors 2019-04-18 244KB
Landfill Disposal Fees 2019-03-14 13KB
List of Testing Laboratories and Abatement Companies 2019-06-04 202KB
Other Potential Suspect Asbestos Containing Products 2016-12-05 108KB
Proper Bag Tying Techniques & Bag Suppliers 2019-01-30 286KB
Sample Manifest - Transporter 2016-09-08 521KB
Solid Waste Management Bylaw 2019-03-14 162KB