A minimum charge is applied to all loads unless otherwise specified. Landfill loads are charged by weight of material.

For loads under 250 kg, the minimum charge is $25 per load. The rate for garbage (basic sanitary rate) is $113 per tonne (1000 kg).

Preferred methods of payment

Preferred methods of payment are credit card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express), debit card or cash.

No GST is charged on landfill rates.

Composition of waste loads is highly variable. The City landfill staff has final say about acceptability of any material and the charges applied to each load.

Rate types

Basic rates

Rate type 2024

Basic Sanitary Waste (garbage)

  • Includes sod, street sweepings and asphalt shingles. For more examples, see our frequently asked questions.
  • Minimum charge of $25/load for loads less than 250 kilograms.


Refrigerant Removal from Equipment

  • This surcharge applies regardless if the refrigerant has been removed or not.
  • Charges for the weight of the item will also apply.
  • This applies to equipment that uses refrigerant (freon) such as refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, water coolers etc.
$17/item + weight charges

Recyclable material

Rate type 2024


  • Gypsum wallboard that has less than 2% by weight of garbage, wood, metal and other contaminants. Wet, painted or vinyl covered wallboards are acceptable, as well as exterior grade wallboards.


Recyclable Wood

  • Untreated dimensional lumber, used pallets, and other wood items that are made of raw and un-processed wood.


Scrap Metal

  • Construction, demolition and renovation related scrap metals up to 1.2 m (4 ft).


Compostable materials

Rate type 2024

Yard waste

  • Leaves and cones, plants and flowers, branches, twigs, hedge prunings, grass clippings, weeds, hay
  • Christmas trees
  • Cold barbeque or fireplace ashes
  • All materials must be loose or in paper bags. No plastic bags.

Please note: Composting for sod is not available at City landfills. This material will be charged the basic sanitary (garbage) rate.


No-charge materials

Rate type 2024

Certain materials can be dropped off free of charge. See individual program pages for details.


Household hazardous waste

Clothing, shoes and textiles


Fall and spring yard waste


Last updated: January 2024