Landfill & Transfer Stations

The Islands Solid Waste Landfill is owned and operated by the North Coast Regional District (NCRD) and is located about 15 km north of Port Clements. The Landfill operates under a Regional Solid Waste Management Plan which has been approved by the Ministry of Environment. The landfill is run as a multi-purpose facility providing collection for garbage, recycling, tires, engine oil, propane tanks, small appliances, controlled waste disposal and landfill service to commercial and residential customers.

The landfill underwent a progressive closure of three of its oldest sections in 2010. At current filling rates the life expectancy of the Islands landfill is 2025.

Residential and commercial customers may dispose of garbage at the landfill or one of three transfer stations. A typical residential load, on the back of a small pick-up, loaded with domestic garbage would cost $10. Please refer to our Islands Solid Waste Management, Fees and Regulations Bylaw No. 276 (Consolidated to 2014) for updated information on fees and charges associated with using the landfill and transfer stations.

Islands Solid Waste Landfill – Port Clements:

71454 Hwy. 16
Tel: (250) 557-9339

Regular Operating Hours
Mon - Fri: 08:30 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday: 08:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays

Daajing Giids Recycling Depot:

1205 Oceanview Drive

Regular Operating Hours
Sun - Tues: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Masset Recycling Depot:

1730 Hodges Road

Regular Operating Hours
Thurs - Sat: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (closed 12:00pm to 1pm)

Masset Transfer Station:

Approximately 2 km east of Masset along Tow Hill Road in the Industrial Park

West 1/2 of District Lot 233 and Unsurveyed Crown Land, Queen Charlotte District

Regular Operating Hours
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Skidegate Transfer Station:

Aproximately 10 km north of Skidegate (Miller Creek) on Hwy. 16

Block B of District Lot 2797, Queen Charlotte District

Regular Operating Hours
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sandspit Transfer Station:

Approximately 10 km down Copper Bay Road

District Lot 2830, Queen Charlotte District

New Operating Hours (as of November 9, 2021)
Tuesdays: 11:00 am to 1 pm
Saturdays: 11:00 am to 1 pm