Special Clean-Up Days

Special clean-up days are held twice a year, usually in the spring and fall seasons.

Please see below for details about Dump Day and Hazardous Materials and Paint Recycling.


Hazardous Waste Guidelines (PDF)

2022 Spring Cleanup (PDF)

Dump Week: Monday, April 25th - Saturday, April 30th

Drop off will be by appointment only.


The final day for booking appointments will be Friday, April 22nd at 3:00 PM.

How to book your space:

  1. Buy a decal from the Snug Cove General Store Thursday, April 7th to Friday, April 15th.

$25 for a small load, about 5 garbage bags
$50 for a medium load, about 10 garbage bags
$100 for a large level truck load, for the contents of a level pick-up truck load
$35 per mattress or appliance

          Please Note: Non-complying loads are subject to refusal. One decal per household.

  1. Call Bowen Waste Solutions 604-947-2255 to book your appointment by 3:00 PM on Friday, April 22nd. A limited number of appointments will be made available.
  2. Drop off your materials at the appointed time inside the BIRD yard.

What can I drop off?

Bowen Waste Solutions accepts household items such as appliances, metals, rimless tires and car batteries, and objects considered too large for weekly garbage pick-up. Please place loose items in bags, neat & tidy.


Questions? Please call Bowen Waste Solutions at 604-947-2255.

Hazardous Waste and Paint Recycling: April 30, 2022 at BIRD

9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Bowen Waste Solutions provides containers at BIRD for the drop-off of hazardous waste and paint recycling.

There are no fees to drop off hazardous waste or paint. The limit is 10 containers per visit.

What is accepted

  • paints and stains 
  • flammable liquids (paint thinners, solvents, camp fuels, liquid adhesives with the flammable symbol). Max container size for kerosene is 9 L. Max container size for other liquids is 10 L.
  • domestic pesticides (with skull and crossbones symbol AND "Pest Control Product" registration number (e.g. REG#12345 PCP ACT) in original containers. Max container size is 10 L.
  • gasoline (in approved ULC containers only). Max container size is 25 L.

What is NOT accepted

  • products that cannot be identified
  • products that are leaking or improperly sealed
  • empty containers
  • commercial, industrial or agricultural products
  • cosmetics, health and beauty aids
  • insect repellants, disinfectants and pet products
  • diesel, propane and butane fuels
  • caulking tubes
  • fertilizer

Questions? Please call Bowen Waste Solutions at 604-947-2255.

For items not found on this list, please call: BC Recycling Hotline 604-732-9253

Last Updated on 2022-04-08 at 10:30 AM