Lillooet Landfill & Recycling Centre Changes as of March 1, 2024

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District of Lillooet
Electoral Area B

In support of increasing diversion, the SLRD has entered into an agreement with the Extended Producer Responsibility Program: Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR). Large Appliances will be accepted free of charge as of March 1, 2024, at applicable SLRD-managed waste and recycling centres, including the Lillooet Landfill & Recycling Centre. For a list of accepted items visit,

The Lillooet Landfill & Recycling Centre is simultaneously implementing a new software at the scale. The new Canadian-owned software has lower licensing costs and allows for better data analysis and reporting. However, users should anticipate potential changes to familiar operational procedures, such as how loads with multiple material types are processed at the scale.

If a load contains various material types separated into their respective categories, there are two ways the load can be processed:

  • Weigh in and out for every material type. This means dropping off one material type (e.g. Bulk Metal), weighing out for that one material type and weighing back in for the next material type (e.g. Construction and Demolition Waste excluding Drywall and Wood Waste (Clean).
  • Or weigh in only once at the higher material type cost, then proceed to bring the various material types to their respective drop-off location before weighing out.

What other changes should you expect?

The new bylaw coming into effect March 1, 2024 has updated terminology. For instance, the term "Mixed” material is now referred to as “Surcharge”. The revisions aim to bring greater clarity that the proper sorting of loads can help avoid the high costs associated with mixed materials. More than one category of material may still be brought to the facility in the same trip as long as it is sorted and clearly identifiable.

If your load is not sorted into material types, you will be charged a Surcharge for having a mixed and contaminated load. Surcharges can be avoided by properly separating your loads. We are working towards a more sustainable future where items are repurposed or recycled rather than landfilled. This work starts with ensuring materials are properly sorted.

We ask for your patience during this time of transition.

Should you have any questions, please contact the SLRD Environmental Services Department at

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