Waste management is a joint service between the Village of Pemberton and the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, managed by the SLRD.


Did you know? The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle will light a 100 watt bulb for four hours!

Every little bit helps: even a small community like Pemberton can make a big difference when it comes to reducing waste: wasted energy as well as the waste that enters our landfills.

Did you know? The cooking grease from your kitchen requires proper disposal and should not go down the drain. Help prevent blockages and sewer line problems by "canning the grease" and throwing it in the trash.

Garbage and recycling

Household waste and recycling station

The Pemberton Transfer Station is located at 1929 Stonecutter Place in the Pemberton Industrial Park.

For tipping fees and accepted materials, please visit the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) website.

Hours of operation

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12pm to 7pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 5pm

Recycling - acceptable materials

  • Plastic Containers #1 to #7 - Plastic containers include plastic bottles, milk jugs, margarine and yogurt containers, salad dressing, shampoo and cleaning bottles.  Remove lids and rinse before recycling.
  • Plastic Film - Please bag your bags, and tie them off.  Plastic Film includes grocery bags, laundry bags, and bubble wrap.
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Paper - Single-ply cardboard, magazines, newspaper, flyers, and office paper.  Office paper includes computer, photocopy, note and letter paper, windowed envelopes, post-it notes, index paper and self carboning paper.  Papers covered in foil, wax, or plastic film are not acceptable.
  • Glass - Glass containers should be rinsed and have their lids removed.
  • Tin/Aluminum - Please rinse the container.  It is not necessary to remove the label from tin cans.

Bottle depot

For information about the Pemberton Bottle Depot, please visit their website.

Garbage collection

There is no municipal garbage collection in the Village of Pemberton.

Curbside garbage service can be arranged through GFL Environmental Inc. formally Carney’s Waste Systems. GFL provides a bi-weekly tote service for waste. Residents interested in a new recycling tote service, you can request to be put on a waiting list by emailing Nicole Angeloni at nangeloni@gflenv.com. Once a minimum of 50 residents are on the list, we will introduce recycling service for your community. 

To divert more waste from going in the landfill, only include these items in your garbage tote and all other items should be recycled at the Pemberton Transfer Station located at 1947 Carpenter Road. They can be reached at 604-894-6371.

Garbage tote: animal waste, cat litter & bedding, twine, dryer sheets, disposable furnace filters, broken holiday decorations, ribbons, bows, gift bags & foil wrapping, cigarettes, cigars & ashes, plant & flower markers/tags, garden hose, cotton balls, swabs & pads, personal hygiene products, padded envelopes & plastic lined paper, torn & ripped books, invasive species (bagged) diapers & sanitary products, home healthcare waste, plastic cutlery, plastic squeeze tubes & straws, construction sawdust & wood shavings, broken plastic toys, PVC & vinyl, broken ceramics, hangers (metal, wood & plastic) Vacuum bags & dust.

To arrange curbside service, report broken totes or request a septic tank pumping please contact GFL directly at 604.932.5038.

Download the GFL Curbside Pick Up Schedule