Special clean-up days are held twice a year, usually in the spring and fall seasons.

Please see below for details about Dump Day and Hazardous Materials and Paint Recycling.


2024 Spring Cleanup Guidelines & Notice

Dump Week: Thursday, May 23rd to Friday, May 31st, 2024

Drop off will be by appointment only.


The final day for booking appointments will be Tuesday, May 28 at 3:00 PM.

How to book your space:

  1. Buy a decal from Snug Cover General Store from May 18 to May 26.
  2. Call Bowen Waste Solutions 604-947-4255 to book your appointment BY 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 28.
  3. Drop off your materials at the appointed time inside the BIRD yard.

Decal Costs

$40 for a small load, about 5 garbage bags
$65 for a medium load, about 10 garbage bags
$150 for a large level truck load, for the contents of a level pick-up truck load
$35 per mattress or appliance

One decal per household.

 What can I drop off?

Bowen Waste Solutions accepts household items such as appliances, metals, rimless tires and car batteries, and objects considered too large for weekly garbage pick-up. Please place loose items in bags, neat & tidy.

Please Note: Non-complying loads are subject to refusal.


Questions? Please call Bowen Waste Solutions at 604-947-2255.

Hazardous Waste and Paint Recycling: Saturday, May 25 at BIRD

10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Bowen Waste Solutions provides containers at BIRD for the drop-off of hazardous waste and paint recycling.

There are no fees to drop off hazardous waste or paint. The limit is 10 containers per visit.

What is accepted

  • paints and stains (maximum 10 per household)
  • flammable liquids (paint thinners, solvents, camp fuels, liquid adhesives with the flammable symbol). Max container size for kerosene is 9 L. Max container size for other liquids is 10 L.
  • domestic pesticides (with skull and crossbones symbol AND “Pest Control Product” registration number (e.g. REG#12345 PCP ACT) in original containers. Max container size is 10 L.
  • gasoline (in approved ULC containers only). Max container size is 25 L.

What is NOT accepted

  • products that cannot be identified
  • products that are leaking or improperly sealed
  • empty containers
  • commercial, industrial or agricultural products
  • cosmetics, health and beauty aids
  • insect repellants, disinfectants and pet products
  • diesel, propane and butane fuels
  • caulking tubes
  • fertilizer

Questions? Please call Bowen Waste Solutions at 604-947-2255.

For items not found on this list, please contact the Recycling Council of BC who can answer questions specific to our community through the Recyclepedia search, phone, text, chat, or email.