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.


2023 Fall Cleanup Guidelines & Notice

Dump Week: Monday, Oct 2 -Saturday, Oct 7, 2023

Drop off will be by appointment only.


The final day for booking appointments will be Friday, September 29 at 3:00 PM.

How to book your space:

  1. Buy a decal from Snug Cover General Store September 18 – 27.
  2. Call Bowen Waste Solutions 604-947-4255 to book your appointment BY 3:00 PM on Friday, September 29.
  3. Drop off your materials at the appointed time inside the BIRD yard.

Decal Costs

$30 for a small load, about 5 garbage bags
$55 for a medium load, about 10 garbage bags
$125 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: October 7, 2023 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 call: BC Recycling Hotline 604-732-9253