Solid Waste Fees and Bylaws

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Fees for solid waste, recycling and other materials are based on weight or volume depending on the site you are visiting.  Cash, debit, Mastercard and Visa are accepted at our landfills and transfer stations. Learn more about the fee changes implemented for solid waste within the region here.

Tipping fees for self-hauled, sorted waste that is brought to any of the PRRD landfills and transfer stations are waived from May 31 – June 13 for spring clean-up and October 4-17 for fall clean-up. Learn more here.

Weight-based fees | effective May 1, 2020

Applied to the following sites with scales:

  • Bessborough
  • Chetwynd
  • Dawson Creek transfer station
  • North Peace Regional landfill
  • Prespatou transfer station

Volume-based fees

Applied to the following sites without scales:

  • Buick Creek
  • Cecil Lake
  • Goodlow
  • Moberly Lake
  • Rolla, Rose Prairie
  • Tomslake
  • Kelly Lake
  • Wonowon
  • Pink Mountain
  • Upper Halfway


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Garbage & Recycling page

Garbage & Recycling

Apply for Landfill Account

Apply for a landfill account by filling out the Commercial Solid Waste Credit Application and calling 1-800-670-7773.


The Solid Waste Fee Bylaw can be found here.

Contaminated Sites Protocol

Contaminated soils can be accepted at the following landfills:

  • Bessborough
  • Chetwynd
  • North Peace

Prior approval from the PRRD is required and is based on the criteria set out the Contaminated Soils Protocol, which can be found here.

Fee Changes

Commercial fee increase | May 2020

As costs for landfills and recycling increase, regional districts and landfills continue to look for innovative new ways to decrease costs as well as occasionally need to increase tipping fees. The last increase to tipping Fees took place in 2014.

Feedback received during the initial public survey on updating the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan received several comments suggesting the PRRD look into different rates for residential and commercial users.  While consultation is still underway for the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan, the PRRD has started looking at ways to apply the public’s feedback into day-to-day operations.

The fee increases for commercial users will also help support the PRRD’s goals of increasing waste diversion and proper sorting for commercial users. When landfill loads are properly sorted, it allows for the materials to be recycled and reused more easily. Loads that are properly sorted have a lower charge compared to loads of mixed materials.

PRRD landfill tipping fees model | May 2020

The Peace River Regional District has adopted a new fee structure at Regional Landfills that gives the PRRD the ability to charge separate rates for residential and commercial landfill users. Under the new system, residents will not see any changes to their current bills while commercial users will see an increase of 3.3% effective  May 1st, 2020.