Solid Waste / Recycling

7 Mile Landfill & Recycling Centre

7 Mile Landfill & Recycling Centre

NOTICE:

After consultation with WorkSafeBC and local roofing installers regarding waste generated from the replacement of roofs, the Regional District of Mount Waddington (RDMW) is now able to accept roofing waste as regular solid waste without the need of lab tests to verify the absence of asbestos.  The RDMW will continue to seek direction from WorkSafeBC regarding Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) with the intent to protect worker health while maintaining accessibility of landfill services for the public.  If you have any questions, please contact the Operations Manager at 250 956-3301.  Thank you.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION; please view documents: 

What You Need to Know When Bringing Waste to 7 Mile Landfill & Recycling Center

RDMW Drywall Disposal Program and Information Sheet

Disposal of Demolition Waste Resulting from Structural Fires 

Changes to the Disposal of Asbestos Waste in the Regional District of Mount Waddington

The 7 - Mile Landfill & Recycling Centre is located on Highway 19 between Port McNeill and the Port Alice junction.


HOURS OF OPERATION

Weekdays 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 4:00pm

No commercial customers permitted to dump on Saturdays

CLOSED most Statutory Holidays and all Sundays - see Holiday Schedule:

7 Mile Landfill Scale Office Phone:  250-949-1681































FEES EFFECTIVE April 1, 2022

Bylaw No. 1006 7 Mile Tipping Fees

 

Printed Paper and Packaging (PPP) Stewardship Program - Recycling Information and Recycling Tutorial

 

Correct handling of Pressurized Vessels, March 2013

 

Commercial Loads of garbage or recyling after 3:30pm by appointment only, March 2013 (excludes municipal and commercial loads which do not require manual handling)

 

Seedling Boxes, March 2013

Asbestos Handling

Asbestos Handling

Important Information:

January 11, 2024:  Changes to the Disposal of Asbestos Waste in the Regional District of Mount Waddington

Asbestos Training, Certification & Licensing - WorkSafeBC

RDMW Drywall Disposal Program and Information Sheet - Updated January 11, 2024

» PUBLIC NOTIFICATION GUIDE TO HANDLING ASBESTOS

» MANUAL FOR COMPLETING BRITISH COLUMBIA'S HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFESTS & SUPPLEMENTARY FORMS

» WORKSAFE BC ASBESTOS GUIDELINES PART 20

For information about contaminated soil and asbestos disposal, contact:

 

Regional District of Mount Waddington

Manager of Operations

Patrick Donaghy

at 250-956-3301 or 250-956-3161

OCEAN PLASTIC DEPOT

OCEAN PLASTIC DEPOT

The Ocean Legacy Foundation has opened an ocean plastic depot at the 7 Mile Landfill & Recycling Centre in Port McNeill, British Columbia. The depot will accept material from the shoreline, ocean, and industrial cleanup efforts, providing essential infrastructure to divert plastic resources from landfills and reduce ocean pollution.  The program forms part of Ocean Legacy Foundation’s national strategy in addressing plastic pollution by creating end-of-life solutions for abandoned, lost/discarded fishing gear and marine plastics, while developing the plastic circular economy. Please read article "New ocean plastic depot opens in British Columbia."

Please ensure to read and follow the SORTING GUIDE before dropping of Ocean Plastics.  For additional information, please view:
Ocean Legacy Handbook and How The Ocean Plastic Depot Works.

Local residents may drop off (up to) one pick up truck load of ocean plastics per week, free of charge.

For industry customers and organizations, fees up to $270 per tonne on smaller loads will apply (up to pickup load size, max one per day). For larger loads and regular drop-offs, arrangements with Ocean Legacy must be made in advance. 

To register to use the 7 Mile Ocean Plastics Depot, please email: 7miledepot@oceanlegacy.ca  or  visit:  www.oceanplasticdepot.ca

Your One Stop Recycling Centre

Your One Stop Recycling Centre

» Did you know there are over 40 types of Recycling Material accepted FREE at 7-Mile?

 

» Click here to see the current list of recyclables.

 

For more recycling information: RCBC www.rcbc.ca

 

Small Appliance Recycling

 

For more information click here

 

Cardboard Recycling Guidelines click here

Transfer Stations

Transfer Stations

Malcolm Island Recycling Depot

2nd Street, Sointula

Hours of Operation 

Commencing: March 17, 2021 and Effective until further notice:

The Malcolm Island Recycling Depot will be open Wednesday evenings, but closed on Fridays:

Tuesday:      10:00am - 1:00pm

Wednesday:   6:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday:          Closed

Saturday:     10:00am - 3:00pm

 

Woss Recycling Depot

3000 Shop Road, Woss

Hours of Operation

Wednesday:  4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday:  Noon - 4:00pm

Quatsino Recycling Depot

200 West Quatsino Road, Quatsino

Hours of Operation

Sunday: 9:00am-11:00am

Product Stewardship Programs

Product Stewardship Programs

The 7 - Mile Landfill & Recycling Centre is a drop-off facility for the following Product Stewardship Programs:


USED OIL:

www.usedoilrecycling.com or call 1-800-667-4321

 

PAINT, HOUSEHOLD, HAZARDOUS WASTE:

www.productcare.org

 

ELECTRONIC RETURNS:

www.encorp.ca

 

CAR TIRES:

Tire Stewardship BC - RDMW Guidelines

 

www.tirestewardshipbc.ca - Tire Stewardship BC Main Website

 

Tire Stewardship BC Guidelines - Tire Stewardship BC Guidelines

 

OLD BATTERIES:

www.call2recycle.ca

Garden Waste

Garden Waste

» Please keep these materials clean and sorted so they stay out of the Landfill

 

» Refuse containing recyclable materials may be subject to a surcharge

 

» Definition of Garden/Yard Waste

Illegal Dumps

Illegal Dumps

The RDMW is not responsible for the clean-up of illegal dumps, but encourages the public to let the Manager of Operations know about them, with photographs and locational information, to post here regularly.  If you recognise any of the refuse and waste photographed, and have more information, please contact Patrick Donaghy, Manager of Operations, who will determine if anything can be done with that information by the RDMW or the Conservation Officer Service.  The public are encouraged to help keep North Island backroads free of refuse and contamination by using their local landfill and recycling facility.

 Illegal Dumping Video  https://youtu.be/d26eDdCJvNk

Regional Solid Waste Management Plan

Regional Solid Waste Management Plan

The Regional District of Mount Waddington (RDMW) has prepared an Interim Solid Waste Management Plan

WHAT'S IN THE INTERIM PLAN?

The Interim Solid Waste Management Plan is intended to help guide how we reduce, reuse, recycle, compost and dispose of our garbage on the North Island. Although reduction, reuse and recycling are among the most desirable approaches to managing waste, the key focus for the interim plan is the long-term use of the 7 Mile Landfill and Recycling Centre (7MLRC)

7 MLRC is the cornerstone of the RDMW's waste management system-providing:

  • A regional landfill
  • A consolidation point for take-back programs (for electronics, paint, appliances, etc.),
  • A recycling processing facility and
  • A composting facility for wood waste, yard waste and biosolids

In other words, it plays a critical role in the region's solid waste diversion system as well as being a disposal facility.

Additional land located adjacent to the landfill needs to be acquired from the Province, requiring meaningful consultation with the Kwakiutl First Nation on whose traditional territory the landfill is located, in order for all the above activities to continue. Should this land be acquired, the RDMW will be able to prepare a long-term plan for solid waste management in the region which will look at how we can expand recycling and composting activities.

Through implementing this plan, the RDMW expects to answer three future-defining questions.

1. What is the long-term future of 7 Mile Landfill and Recycling Centre?

2. What will curbside waste collection services look like in the future?

3. How should the RDMW's solid waste services be funded?

Our current system for managing solid waste is working well, so all facilities and programs will be maintained. However, some new programs are proposed, as are some improvements to existing services.

The following summarizes the key actions in the interim plan.

REDUCE AND REUSE

  • Support more at-home management of organic waste
  • Implement campaign to encourace a waste minimization mindset, e.g. food waste avoidane, use refillabel water bottles, etc.
  • Promote existing "reuse" services, e.g. rental companies, second hand stores, repair shops
  • Support reuse events
  • Develope a fund to seed local circular economy projects

RECYCLE AND COMPOST

  • Develop a food waste diversion strategy in association with municipalities and First Nations
  • Increase education and outreach on available recycling services
  • Encourage more recycling of materials like metal and wood by making them a "controlled waste" at RDMW Solid Waste facilities
  • Expanding the types of homes that receive curbside collection services

DISPOSAL

  • Undertake a landfill conformance review to identify if there are any substantial issues associated with the current landfill that may impact the long-term use of the site
  • Obtain approval to acquire the land adjacent to the current landfill that was formerly used by the Province for aggregate extraction
  • Update the site 7 Mile landfill development and operation plan
  • Work with industrial waste generators to identify recycling and reuse solutions for the largest components of their waste (instead of landfilling)

FUTURE STRATEGIES

  • Develop a Food Waste Diversion Strategy in consultation with municipalities and First Nations
  • Collaborate with the municipalities and waste collection service providers to prepare a Collection
  • Strategy that looks at the collection of garbage, recycling and food scraps
  • Collaborate with the municipalities to prepare a Cost Recovery and Fairness Strategy

The Plan is to be implemented from 2020-2023. The cost to implement the plan are expected to increase the annual solid waste budget by 3-5%.

To read or download the interim plan, click here

THE PROCESS TO UPDATE THE REGION'S 1996 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN:

The process to update the plan was done in 3 phases that started in the fall of 2019 and was completed in the fall of 2020. The first phase consisted of the establishment of the Solid Waste Management Plan Advisory Committee, an assessment of the current solid waste management system, a status report on the implementation of the 1996 Plan, and the design of a consultation program to accompany the planning process. The second phase entailed a review of the options to address the region's future solid waste management needs and the selection of preferred options. The third phase was a community and stakeholder consultation process to obtain input on the selected options. Based on the input received, the plan was finalized.

Links to all technical reports, advisory committee meeting minutes and the results of the consultation activities are provided here:

Technical Memos

RSWMP Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Send us an email to RSWMP@rdmw.bc.ca

  • Write to us at: RSWMP Input, Regional District of Mount Waddington, PO Box 729, 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, BC, V0N 2R0 

  • For the results of the Solid Waste Questionnaire for Residents, please click HERE

  • For the results of the Solid Waste Questionnaire for Management in the Workplace, please click HERE 

Composting/Composters

Composting/Composters

Sorry, we no longer have Composters available for purchase at 7-Mile Landfill. 

For more information on composting, please visit:  Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre www.compost.bc.ca