Bailey Sanitary Landfill - 5940 Matheson Road

Operating Hours 
Monday to Saturday: 
8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Closed during the following 
2017 Statutory Holidays:
Jan 1 - New Years Day
Feb 13 - Family Day 
Apr 14 - Good Friday
May 22 - Victoria Day
July 1 - Canada Day
Aug 7 - B.C. Day
Sept 4 - Labour Day
Oct 9 - Thanksgiving Day
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day
Dec 25 - Christmas Day

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 Large Diameter Clean Wood and Yard Waste Pieces Greater than 150 mm in Diameter?

Starting Saturday, September 23, the Bailey Landfill will no longer be accepting clean wood and yard waste pieces such as stumps, logs, log cut offs, and large diameter tree trimmings that are greater than 150 mm in diameter. Click here for alternate disposal options for those types of materials, or visit the link "Disposal Options - Large Diameter Clean Wood and Yard Waste" at the bottom of the page.

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, texture coating, mud, or joint compound.
  • 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 a hazardous materials assessment report 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 poly hazardous waste 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.

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.

Quantity Restrictions

Residents bringing in more than 10 bags must notify the City's Engineering Department at 604-793-2907 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm) at least 48 hours prior to disposal. The advance notification will help ensure the landfill contractor is able to efficiently accommodate your larger load.

Small loads of asbestos waste from contractors are accepted - up to 10 bags per originating property per day.

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

Common products that may contain asbestos include:

  • Soffit boards, roof felting, undersheathing

  • Fireplace box and mantel, artificial fireplace logs and ashes,  fire doors, fire blankets

  • Vinyl floor tiles/sheets and mastic

  • Ceiling tiles

  • Drywall mud, plaster, stucco, textured coatings

  • Candescent light fixture backing (pot lights), heat reflectors

  • Pipe (mechanical) insulation, furnace/boiler/hot water tank insulation

  • Vermiculite (blown-in) insulation,  spray-applied insulation (acoustic and fireproofing)

  • Paper backing on fiberglass insulation, asbestos cardboard insulation

These materials are considered suspect asbestos waste. If any of these materials are discovered when dropped off at the landfill, the customer may be subject to a minimum $500 fine per load plus the cost of clean-up by an abatement company, if required.

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.

Please note the above list is not complete, there are many other less common products that may contain asbestos. Please visit the attachment “Other Potential Suspect Asbestos Containing Products” at the bottom on the page. If you are bringing in large quantities of any of these materials, please notify the City’s Engineering Department in advance, as special material disposal considerations may be required.

Asbestos waste will be accepted at $175 per metric tonne ($20 minimum charge).

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 (no car batteries)
  • fridges and freezers
  • scrap metal and tin
  • wood and yard waste for composting (maximum 150 mm diameter limb size)
  • used liquid cooking oil
  • 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 Management Bylaw 2017, No. 4330 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

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 Management Bylaw link at the bottom of the page. 

Disposal Fees At Bailey Sanitary Landfill Effective May 1, 2017

Type of Material Fee* Unit
General Refuse or Compostable Waste
(weighing 0-55 kg)
$5.00 per vehicle
General Refuse or Compostable Waste
(weighing 56 kg to 5 tonnes per load)
$89.00 per metric tonne
General Refuse
(weighing more than 5 tonnes per load)
$84.00 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)


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 Management Bylaw at the bottom of this page.

Looking for other recycling/disposal options?

Description Date File Size
Bailey Landfill Asbestos Waste Disposal Procedures 2017-04-04 269KB
Construction and Demolition Waste Declaration and Acknowledgement Form 2017-06-07 239KB
Disposal Options - Large Diameter Clean Wood and Yard Waste 2017-09-20 250KB
Drywall Declaration and Acknowledgement Form 2017-06-07 260KB
Guide for Home Owners/Contractors 2017-08-02 244KB
Landfill Disposal Fees (Effective May 1, 2017) 2017-04-05 11KB
List of Testing Laboratories and Abatement Companies 2016-07-19 39KB
Other Potential Suspect Asbestos Containing Products 2016-12-05 108KB
Proper Bag Tying Techniques 2016-09-02 261KB
Sample Manifest - Transporter 2016-09-08 521KB
Solid Waste Management Bylaw(Effective May 1,2017) 2017-04-05 159KB