Columbia Valley Landfill

The Columbia Valley Landfill is located at 1884 Windermere Loop Road, 2.5 km East on Windermere Loop Road from Highway 93.


Hours of Operation:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm seven days a week
(closed Family Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day)
If you have questions regarding disposal or about the site please contact the Environmental Services Assistant at: 250-489-6900 or send email to [email protected]


Recycling at the Landfill:

Aside from the yellow bins on site, there are also areas to recycle your scrap metal, clean wood waste, auto batteries and propane tanks at the Landfill.  You'll see another area for yard and garden waste, which gets chipped before it becomes part of an on-site green waste program.  The chips are mixed with top soil and are put on sections of the landfill as we close them.  In addition, a large volume of the chips are currently being hauled to the co-gen facility in Skookumchuck operated by Paper Excellence.

This landfill offers the following services for collection of:

  • Residential Garbage
  • Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Yard and Garden Waste
  • Wood Waste 
  • Scrap Metal – includes large appliances and 20 lbs propane tanks
  • Car Battery Recycling
  • Re-Use Centre
  • Mattress Recycling
  • Soil 

About Tires:

There is an area at the Transfer Station for tires; however, they are subject to a tipping fee and we strongly encourage residents to take their tires elsewhere.  We have a tipping fee on tires because it costs us to handle and transport them.  When you pay an eco fee on tires, it goes to Tire Stewardship BC, a Provincial non-profit society established to ensure the collection and recycling of tires. The RDEK does not get any funding from that program; however, you can take 4 tires at a time (off rim) FREE OF CHARGE to the following businesses:

  • Canadian Tire Invermere
  • Walkers Repair Centre
  • K5 Mechanical
  • OK Tire Store


There is also a Reuse Centre at the Columbia Valley Landfill, which accepts household items in good working condition.  It's free to drop items off, and free to pick items up at the Reuse Centre.  Some examples of things that can be taken to the Reuse Centre include:

  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Books/Toys
  • Light fixtures
  • Pictures
  • Small dishes

Items that CANNOT be accepted in the Reuse Centre include: large appliances, scrap metal, wood, clothing, automotive parts and mattresses.

Televisions should be taken to the Invermere Bottle Depot for recycling.

Last edited: Tue, January 02, 2024 - 8:44:34