The Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre accepts standard household garbage, some recyclables and select yard waste. The centre is located on Asquith Road, off Shannon Lake Road, (find it on a map) and is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Gate closes at 3:50 p.m.)
What Materials Are Accepted and What Are the Fees?
Standard residential waste (i.e. materials not included in the banned materials, recycling or yard waste categories) can be taken to the centre for the following fees:
$10/load up to 4' X 8'
$50/extra large load or tandem axle trailer
In addition to standard residential waste, the following goods are accepted, subject to applicable fees:
Appliances (containing ozone): $10 each
Clean wood, unpainted, untreated:
$1/bag; $6/load up to 4' X 8'; $10/large load, $15/extra large load or tandem axle trailer
Propane tanks, batteries: Free
Tires with rims: $1/tire up to 24 inches
No charges apply to accepted recyclables; materials must be sorted and dropped off in the appropriate bins in the following categories:
Cardboard and paper
Containers (plastic and tin)
Used cooking oil
Donations to Big Brothers and Sisters
Bottles requiring a return on deposit should be taken to the Boucherie Bottle Depot.
The Boucherie Bottle Depot and Planet Earth Recycling accept some recyclables. For more information, please read the Recycling Guide.
Accepted Yard Waste
The centre accepts: Fruit droppings; grass clippings; leaves; pine cones and needles; plant trimmings, pruning clippings and branches up to 5 cm (2 in) in diameter and 1 metre (3 feet) in length; pumpkins; and, weeds. Charges are applied based on the type and volume of the load:
Garbage bag: $1/each
Utility trailer or small load (4' X 8' maximum): $5/load
Larger hauling vehicle or trailer: $15/load
Vehicle with a tandem axle trailer: $20/load
Who Do I Contact for More Information?
The Regional Waste Reduction Office can help you sort through your questions and help you find solutions when it comes to managing garbage, recycling and yard waste in the Central Okanagan or learning about alternative options including composting: