Residents, businesses and
contractors bring waste to transfer stations for a fee. Because there is
no landfill in the CVRD, waste is sent from transfer stations to
landfills outside of the region. Most of the CVRD's garbage is currently
sent to a landfill in Washington State, USA.
Asbestos Kills. Asbestos is made up of tiny fibres
that go deep into your lungs, causing breathing problems in the short
term and deadly cancer in the long term.
Every week Recycling Centre staff meet residents that have unknowingly handled asbestos material. Asbestos is in the majority of homes that were built before the 1990s. Renovations can release asbestos into the air and put everyone at risk. Learn more about asbestos and how to handle it safely.