Environmental Services

The City of Chilliwack is committed to preserving and enhancing our natural environment. The Environmental Services Section oversees a wide variety of programs and initiatives involving waste management, biodiversity, air and water quality, and climate change.  In addition to sustainable City operations, our programs foster community and individual responsibility in environmental protection and enhancement.

This website contains information about our responsibilities and details ways that you can get involved in the City's environmental programs.

Agriculture and the Environment

As an agricultural community, the City of Chilliwack partners with agriculture to ensure environmental sustainability.

Air Quality and Climate Change

Air quality and Climate Change 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 Plans | City Climate Actions | Idle-Free | Waste Incineration | What actions can be taken to protect our air? | Wood Burning | Wood Stove Exchange Program

Alternatives to Pesticides

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.

Contaminated Sites

Certain development activities on commercial and industrial land may trigger provincial requirements for identifying and cleaning up contaminated sites.


Chilliwack is home to range of wildlife from Barn Owls and Sockeye Salmon to Oregon Forest Snails.

Be Bear Aware | Gardening for Nature | Invasive species | Species at Risk | Urban Forests | Wild Salmon

Links & Contact Info

Several different levels of government work towards preserving the community's environment. Links and contact information can be found here.



Chilliwack’s sewer system is taking in a lot of water. To help prevent backups, please reduce water use.