The Environmental Services Section is responsible for managing the Bailey Sanitary Landfill, the Parr Road Green Depot, and the residential curbside recycling and garbage collection program. We are also dedicated to protecting Chilliwack's air and water quality through environmental programs and educational initiatives. This website contains information about our responsibilities and details ways that you can get involved in the City's environmental programs.
The City of Chilliwack is firmly committed to preserving our community's environment. Through environmentally sound operations and initiatives, the City's Environmental Services Section is working to develop services for City residents and to manage the reduction, recovery and disposal of Chilliwack's waste stream in an environmentally sustainable manner.
As an agricultural community, the City of Chilliwack partners with agriculture to ensure environmental sustainability.
Air quality, energy and greenhouse gases are inter-related issues. This webpage provides information about sources of air pollutants and greenhouse gases in Chilliwack, and ways that you can help to improve our air quality and reduce your carbon footprint.
Air Quality Health Index | Air Quality, Energy and Greenhouse Gas Action Plan | Idle-Free | Waste Incineration | What actions can be taken to protect our air? | Wood Burning | Wood Stove Exchange Program
Pesticides are among the most widely-used chemicals in the world, but are also among the most hazardous to human health, sometimes causing serious acute and chronic health effects. Alternatives to pesticides are generally more appropriate and less harmful to humans and the environment in the long run. Making a difference in the environment can begin in our own backyards!
Information and tips on composting.
The City undertakes a multitude of Green Initiatives to keep our community naturally beautiful. There are many ways you can get involved.
Adopt a Program | April is EARTH MONTH | City-Wide Garage Sale | Energy Conservation | Event Recycling | Food Recovery and Donation | Green Commuter Challenge | Household Hazardous Waste Day | Natural Yard Care | Storm Drain Marking | Sustainability Excellence Award | Sustainability Tips | Waste Reduction Month
Chilliwack is home to range of wildlife, fish, and plant species, from spotted owls to rainbow trout to Sitka spruce.
Several different levels of government work towards preserving the community's environment. Links and contact information can be found here.