The Vancouver South Transfer Station is for commercial and residential customers to dispose of garbage, and to drop off select recyclable materials.
Wood products with glue
Wood products with glue (such as plywood, particle board, and oriented strand board) are no longer accepted for recycling, and must be separated from clean wood waste for disposal as garbage.
Transfer Station location
Caution: You must enter from the east. Left turns are not permitted by vehicles arriving from the west.
377 West Kent Ave North
Vancouver, V5X 2X1
|Monday to Friday||5:30am to 7pm|
|Saturday and Sunday||8am to 6pm|
|Christmas Day and New Year's Day||Closed|
|All other statutory holidays unless otherwise noted||6am to 4pm|
Visit the Vancouver Zero Waste Centre (formerly the Recycling Depot) at 8588 Yukon St, to drop off a wide range of materials for reuse and recycling, free of charge.
Materials accepted at other locations
Use the Waste Wizard to find drop-off locations.
Surcharges for banned materials and unsecured loads
You will pay a surcharge if your garbage load contains banned materials that have not been separated for recycling or proper disposal, or if your load is not secured using tarps or ropes to prevent litter.
- Get details on the types of banned materials listed below External website, opens in new tab
- Find out where to recycle items on Metro Vancouver Recycles External website, opens in new tab
We accept payment by cash, debit card, cheque, and credit card.
There are conditions when paying with a cheque or credit card, and when dropping items off using a rental vehicle.
Sort your load before drop-off to avoid extra fees
If you have a mixed load of items, you may:
- Weigh in, then drop off one item type at a time, and loop back to the weigh scales after each item is dropped off and fees will be based on each item type
- Weigh all items at once and dispose of everything at the garbage rate
We encourage you to sort your load before drop-off to ensure you do not have to pay additional fees.