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Improper use of CRD refuse sites by some users has contributed to the need for controlled sites. Sites that are not currently scheduled for controls will be evaluated to determine if controls are required. It is up to the users of each site to use them appropriately and report improper use.

Wood and metals yards are provided for the storage of clean wood and metals and appliances ONLY. Oversized items such as furniture, mattresses, and fiberglass items; or recyclables such as tires or used oil; or trailer/dump truck loads of asphalt shingles or other demolition debris do not belong in these yards. Refer to the Waste Types info sheet for definitions of clean wood and metals.

The CRD’s free FireSmart wood waste disposal program, funded by the Canadian Red Cross, will run until May 31, 2021.

CRD refuse sites with wood waste areas accept wood waste and debris generated from FireSmart activities at no charge to help property owners remove barriers for fire fuel reduction efforts.

FireSmart is a national initiative that outlines simple steps property owners and communities can take to reduce the susceptibility of buildings and property to fire.  For other ways to protect your home, download the FireSmart Homeowner's Manual at gov.bc.ca/wildfireprevention.

When disposing FireSmart debris at CRD refuse sites, please remember wood loads must be free of dirt, rocks, metals, plastics or other  garbage. Fines apply to contaminated loads.  Grass clippings, leaves and tree needles will also be accepted, but must be separated from the wood waste. Before unloading, please let the scale or site attendant know your load of wood waste is from FireSmart activities.

CRD Share Sheds are currently closed and due to the challenges and costs of implementing COVID-19 safe practices at share sheds, we expect they will remain closed for some time. Please consider giving your “share shed” items away to friends, family, or neighbors or post them for free or sale on online marketing sites.

Please remember to follow the advice of Dr. Bonnie Henry while selling, giving away, or picking up items from someone.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  We appreciate your patience during this time.


Share sheds are provided for the re-use of general household items that are in good condition. Please take clothing to your local thrift store, as they quickly deteriorate in share sheds. All electronics and small appliances should be dropped off at your local product stewardship depot, rather than a share shed. Refer to the recycling brochures in the side bar for depot locations.

All product stewardship items such as tires, used oil, automotive coolant, oil filters, electronics, beverage containers, compact fluorescent lights, batteries (household and auto), medications, paints, flammable liquids, pesticides, and cell phones can be dropped off at local depots for recycling. Refer to the recycling and product stewardship guide for your area.  

Transfer station bins are for the containment of household /mixed waste, and small amounts of demolition and construction debris. Ensure doors are closed after use to keep wildlife out, never put hot ashes or burning material into a bin.

Transfer station bins are for disposal of household/mixed waste, and demolition/construction debris. Use caution at the tipping edge for your safety. Never put hot ashes or burning material into a trench.

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