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.


Bowen Waste Solutions Special Clean-Up Days Flyer - Fall 2020

Hazardous Waste Guidelines (PDF)

Dump Week - October 2020

Due to COVID-19 protocols drop off will be by appointment only.


Appointment times are available during the period Monday, October 26 thru Saturday, October 31, 2020.

How to book your space:

  1. Buy a decal from the Snug Cover General Store
    Monday, October 19, 2020 thru Sunday, October 25, 2020.

$15 for a small load, about 10 garbage bags
$25 for a medium load, about 20 garbage bags
$35 for a large level truck load, about 30 garbage bags
$25 per mattress or appliance

  1. Call Bowen Waste Solutions 604-947-2255 to book your appointment by 4:00 PM on Monday, October 26, 2020.
  2. Drop off your materials at the appointed time inside the BIRD yard.

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

What can I drop off?

Bowen Waste Service provides large containers at the Bowen Island Recycling Depot (BIRD) for the drop off of residential waste. We accept 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.



Fees must be paid in advance to drop off your household waste at Dump Day.

 Load size  Fee
 Small (about 10 garbage bags or the contents of a car trunk)  $15
 Medium (about 20 garbage bags or the contents of an SUV or minivan)  $25
 Large (about 30 garbage bags or the contents of a LEVEL pickup truck load  $35
 Mattress  $25
 Appliances  $25

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

Hazardous Waste and Paint Recycling: October 24, 2020 at BIRD

9:00 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.
  • pesticides (with skull and crossbones symbol AND "Pest Control Product" registration number (e.g. REG#12345 PCP ACT). Max container size is 10 L.
  • gasoline (in approved ULC containers only). Max container size is 20 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 Service at 604-947-2255.

Last Updated on 2020-10-15 at 1:46 PM