Bailey Sanitary Landfill - 5940 Matheson Road

Operating Hours 
Monday to Saturday: 
8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Sunday: 
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

The Bailey Landfill will accept Asbestos Waste for disposal starting September 7, 2016 (see below for details).

To serve our customers better, the Bailey Landfill is now open on Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm.

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 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

Starting September 7, 2016, customers bringing in drywall will be required to submit a Drywall 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 Declaration and Acknowledgement Form" at the bottom of the page. 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, mud, paint, or texture coating.
  • 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), or written certification from a Qualified Person indicating there is no asbestos in the drywall.
  • The drywall is confirmed to contain asbestos and has been double-bagged in the appropriate 0.15 mm or 6 mil thickness bags. Please refer to the attachment "Proper Bag Tying Techniques" at the bottom of the page for more information.

A list of Testing Laboratories and Abatement Companies can be referred to through the attachment on the bottom of the page. Please note the disposal cost for drywall will increase to $150 per metric tonne commencing October 1, 2016.

Building Materials Disposal

Starting September 15, 2016, commercial loads (gross vehicle weight of 5,500 kg or greater) of building materials will 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" at the bottom of the page. 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

Starting September 7, 2016, the Bailey Landfill will be accepting 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.

Please refer to the "Guide for Home Owners/Contractors" and "Bailey Landfill Asbestos Disposal Information" attachments at the bottom of the page.

Products that may contain asbestos include:

  • Drywall mud and tape
  • Vermiculite
  • Acoustic ceiling tiles and vinyl floor tiles
  • Insulation from hot water tanks, fireplaces, fire doors, and furnaces
  • Stucco and soffit boards

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

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

Asbestos waste will be accepted at $175 per metric tonne ($20 minimum charge for a load weighing 0 - 114 kg).

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 www.rcbc.ca, 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 (conditions must be met )
  • 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
  • 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 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

General 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 Schedule "E" of the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Bylaw link at the bottom of the page. 

Disposal Fees At Bailey Sanitary Landfill Effective September 7, 2016

(Gypsum disposal rate of $150/MT will come into effect on October 1, 2016)

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)

  $150.00

Oct 1/16

per metric tonne

Asbestos Waste (weighing 0-114 kg per load)

$20.00 per vehicle

Asbestos Waste (weighing more than 114 kg per load)

$175.00 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.