Solid Waste Fees and Bylaws

Fees

Fees for solid waste, recycling, and other materials are based on weight or volume depending on the site you are visiting.   The Solid Waste Fee By-Law can be found here.

Cash, debit, master card, and visa are all acceptable payment methods at our landfills and transfer stations.

Weight Based Fees 

New Fees Effective May 1, 2020

Weight Based fees are applied to sites with a scale, which includes:

All three Landfills – Bessborough, Chetwynd, and the North Peace Regional Landfills, and Dawson Creek and Prespatou Transfer Stations

Volume Based Fees

tier 2 volume based fees

Volume Based Fees are applied to sites without scales, which includes:

Rose Prairie, Tomslake, Cecil Lake, Kelly Lake, Wonowon, Buick Creek, Goodlow, and Pink Moutain

For more information regarding associated fees please refer to our by-laws that can be found here or call 1-800-670-7773

Need to apply for an account at a landfill, please fill out the following form Commercial Solid Waste Credit Application and by calling 1-800-670-7773.

Oil and Gas Notice – Prohibited Waste 

Contaminated Soils Protocol

Contaminated Soils can be accepted at the Bessborough, North Peace, and Chetwynd Landfills with prior approval from the PRRD provided it meets the criteria set out the Contaminated Soils Protocol, which can be found here

New PRRD Landfill Tipping Fees Model Means Changes for Commercial Users

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% beginning on May 1st, 2020.

Why Are Commercial User Fees Increasing?

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. 

 

What is Happening with the Solid Waste Management Plan?

Public feedback and meetings on changes to the Solid Waste Management Plan were set to take place in Spring 2020, however, have been postponed due to COVID-19 and will likely occur in the fall. The first survey took place in September/October 2019. The Ministry of Environment requires all regional districts in British Columbia to have a plan for how their region’s waste will be managed and reduced.

 

For questions regarding tipping fees at Regional Landfills, contact the Environmental Services Department at 250-784-3200 or Toll-Free at 1-800-670-7773.