Landfills / Prohibited Materials

The following materials are not accepted for disposal at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill, Mackenzie Landfill or any transfer station:

  • cattle carcasses
  • explosives
  • fencing wire
  • fuels
  • hazardous waste
  • ignitable waste
  • industrial chemical waste
  • liquids
  • lubricants
  • paints and solvents
  • radioactive waste
  • reactive waste
  • refuse on fire or smouldering
  • slurry or sewage sludge
  • special waste (except as a permitted Controlled Waste)
  • steel or plastic drums (if not cut, crushed, or perforated)
  • tires (as of March 31, 2022)

For more information on recycling and disposing of materials not accepted at Regional District facilities, ask the on-site attendant. For more information waste management facilities and programs, contact the Regional District Service Centre at 250-960-4400.