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Garbage & Recycling Services

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) operates 14 landfills and 18 transfer stations throughout the region to provide solid waste disposal facilities for its residents. These facilities accept household garbage, and many accept scrap metal and appliances, wood waste, and demolition material. The CRD also works with its four member municipalities and the Recycling Council of British Columbia for delivery of recycling programs.

North Cariboo

Controlled Sites (with hours of operation)

Baker Creek 
Quesnel Landfill

Non-controlled sites (no specific hours of operation)

Alexandria Transfer Station
Cottonwood Transfer Station
Titetown Landfill
Wells Landfill

Central Cariboo

Controlled Sites (with hours of operation)

150 Mile House Transfer Station
Central Cariboo Transfer Station 
Frost Creek Transfer Station
Wildwood Transfer Station

Non-controlled sites (no specific hours of operation)

Big Lake Landfill
Chimney Lake Transfer Station
Horsefly Transfer Station
Likely Landfill
McLeese Lake Transfer Station

South Cariboo

Controlled Sites (with hours of operation)

South Cariboo Landfill
Forest Grove Transfer Station
Interlakes Landfill
Lac La Hache Transfer Station
Lone Butte Transfer Station
Watch Lake Landfill

Non-controlled sites (no specific hours of operation)

Mahood Lake Landfill


Non-controlled sites (no specific hours of operation)

Alexis Creek Landfill
Cochin Landfill
Eagle Creek Landfill
Kleena Kleene Landfill
Nemaiah Valley Landfill
Puntzi Lake Landfill
Riske Creek Landfill
Tatla Lake Landfill
West Chilcotin



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.

Rural share sheds reopened to local users on a trial basis starting November 3, 2020.

The share shed located on Frizzi Road in Williams Lake is NOT reopen at this time

Residents are reminded to obey all signage and limit the use of share sheds to one person or family ‘bubble’ at a time, in order to maintain social distancing.

Residents are asked to be mindful of the space limitations in share sheds and bring a limited number of items for drop off at a time.

The reopening is on a trial basis only, at the discretion of the CRD.


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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