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LIVING IN KENT WASTE REMOVAL & RECYCLING

Waste Removal
There is no municipal residential garbage pick-up within the District of Kent. However, several private waste disposal contractors provide service to the area. Please check the yellow pages under “Waste Reduction & Disposal Service” and “Garbage Collection” to arrange your pick up schedule and payment with the company of your choice.

Recycling
Residents are encouraged to recycle certain materials by visiting the Agassiz Bottle Depot Ltd. and Kent Recycling or arranging a curb-side pickup program with a privately owned waste collection contractor.


DID YOU KNOW…

68% of waste sent to landfills is NOT garbage.
We can do better!

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Recyling

Agassiz Bottle Depot Ltd.
Phone: 604-796-3653
Address: 7659 Industrial Way, Agassiz BC


The Agassiz Bottle Depot offers full deposit reimbursement for pop, juice, wine, spirit and beer container.

The Agassiz Bottle Depot is part of the voluntary milk container recycling program that is operated under the BC Dairy Council by Encorp Pacific (Canada). All empty milk, cream, and milk substitute (soy and rice) beverage containers in plastic, cartons (polycoated and paper board containers like tetra pack or aseptic and gable top carton), and jugs are accepted at the depot.

The Agassiz Bottle Depot is part of the province-wide end-of-life electronics recycling program. Regulated electronic products, including electronic toys, can be dropped off without charge and will be recycled responsibly.

Accepted electronic products include;
Desktop computers
Computer monitors
Notebook computers
Computer components
Keyboard and mous
Desktop printers
Fax machines
Televisions
Electronic Toys

The Agassiz Bottle Depot is also a member of Product Care, a non-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs for houseold special waste. The Agassiz Bottle Depot now accepts the following items;

Old or expired smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
Residential light fixtures
Regular batteries
Paint and gasoline containers

For detailed information about accepted products, please visit www.return-it.ca, www.genesisrecycling.ca, www.productcare.org, or contact the Agassiz Bottle Depot.

 

 

 

Kent Recycling (operated by Agassiz Bottle Depot Ltd.)
Phone: 604-796-3653
Address: 7659 Industrial Way, Agassiz BC

Hours of Operations:
Apr 1 to Sept 30:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays
Oct 1  to Mar 31:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00pm

Closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays
Dec 24 and 31:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The following materials are accepted at no charge:
Paper (newspaper, corrugated cardboard, box board, mixed waste paper, computer paper, magazines),  vehicle batteries (lead acid), spray paint, paint cans (latex or oil based only), plastic (Type 1-7), milk jugs, clean glass containers, tin cans and light bulbs.

The following materials are accepted with a fee:
Compost and yard waste (soil, grass clippings, prunings, cuttings, branches up to 5” diameter).

1 Bag $1.00
1 Car Load $4.00
1 Truck or Trailer Load $6.00
1 Truck and Trailer Load $10.00

If you have questions about how to recycle a product, please visit the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s website at rcbc.bc.ca

Kent Recycling Location


Composting
Kent Recycling accepts compost year round at the back court of the recycling depot. A small fee is charged depending on the size of the load. For more information, please contact Kent Recycling at 604-796-3653

Clean-up Sessions
A Clean-up session is offered locally three times per year to encourage residents to cleanup yards and prune trees. On these specific weekends, yard waste materials, such as leaves, grass clippings and smaller tree branches, can be taken to the Municipal Gravel Pit for disposal at no charge. Please visit the News & Events page of the District of Kent’s webpage for scheduled clean-up session dates and times when available.

Landfills

Bailey Landfill (Household waste)
Address: 5940 Matheson Road, Chilliwack BC
(Off Bailey Rd, take Exit 123 - Prest Road southbound from Highway 1)
Tel: 604-793-2907
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00 pm

The following items can be taken to the Bailey Sanitary Landfill for recycling:   

  • gypsum wallboard
  • household batteries
  • wet cell batteries
  • fridges and freezers
  • scrap metal and tin
  • wood and yard waste for composting
  • propane tanks
  • The Municipal Recycling Depot at the Bailey Sanitary Landfill also accepts all items recyclable through the Curbside Recycling Program.

The following materials are banned from the Bailey Sanitary Landfill:

  • hazardous waste
  • special waste as defined by the BC Ministry of Environment
  • biomedial waste, sharps or infectious materials
  • flammable, combustible or oxidizing materials
  • materials that can be recycled through the Municipal Recycling Depots or through the curbside recycling program
  • beverage containers recyclable through the Expanded Beverage Container Deposit System
  • trees, stumps, or large logs (exceeding 15 centimeters in diameter)
  • rubber tires
  • motor vehicle bodies and farm implements
  • carcasses, offal or viscera
  • semi-solid and liquid waste (raw sewage, septic tank sludge, grease trappings)
  • industrial or commercial spools
  • any single item larger than 3 cubic metres
  • waste oil, oil filters or oil containers

Parr Road Green Depot
Address: 45175 Parr Road, Chilliwack BC
Tel: 604-991-0163
Hours of Operation: Mon - Sat 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (December to February), Mon - Sat 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (March to November), Closed on Sundays and Holidays

The Parr Road Green Depot accepts yard waste consisting of branches under 15 centimetres (6 inches) in diameter, grass clippings, leaves, pruning and trimmings. Construction and demolition wood waste (commercial and residential) is also accepted.

For more information about waste removal, recycling and composting, please check the yellow pages or contact Jennifer Thornton,, Director of Community Services and Projects at the Municipal Hall at 604-796-2235, or by email at jthornton@district.kent.bc.ca.