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Landscape Recycling Centre

Bring your yard waste to Sharecost’s new Landscape Recycling Centre
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Have some landscaping materials you’re looking to get rid of? Check out Sharecost’s newest venture: the Landscape Recycling Centre!

Open to Everyone
The Landscape Recycling Centre is open to all homeowners, landscapers, and contractors. And you won’t have to drive out of town to get here: we’re conveniently located at 1716 Northfield Road in central Nanaimo.

Bring it All!
Our three bins accept a wide range of materials, including excavated dirt and fill, concrete and rock debris, and garden waste. Scroll down this page to view the accepted and prohibited items for each bin.

Leave with the Good Stuff
After you’ve dumped a bunch of material off, you’re probably only half-way done! On your way out, fill up with the bulk materials or rental equipment you need to finish that job off for good.

Our Passion Project
The Landscape Recycling Centre isn’t just a business venture – it’s a project with a purpose. We’re not only creating a convenient location for you to recycle waste, we’re also volunteering time and equipment to help the City of Nanaimo clean up invasive weeds. It’s our way of helping to keep Nanaimo beautiful!

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Garden Waste Plant-Based Organics Bin 29

Accepted Materials

  • Grass/hedge clippings
  • Whole plants w/ root ball (no dirt)
  • Stumps (max. 3’ x 3’ x 3’, no rock/dirt)
  • Chipped trees/brush
  • Composted plant material
  • Whole trees (max. 10’ tall)
  • Logs (max. 6’ long, 1’ diameter)
  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Paper bags
  • Branches
  • Blackberries

Prohibited Materials

  • Non-organic materials (plastic bags, metal, etc.)
  • Manure
  • Lumber
  • Building materials
  • Standard terms and conditions apply

Price of Drop-off (all prices include taxes)

  • Small truck or small load (min. charge) $6.00
  • Half-tonne to 1-tonne truck $12.00
  • Overload fee (applies to hi-heaped load) +$4.00
  • Commercial truck or trailer (max. 8 yard3) $6.00 per yard3

Excavated Dirt & Fill Mixed Fill • Dirt • Sod • Mud Bin 27

Accepted Materials

  • Clean fill
  • Rocks (up to 1’ x ’ x 1’)
  • Gravels
  • Dirt
  • Mud
  • Soil
  • Sod
  • Sand

Prohibited Materials

  • Material contaminated with man-made or processed chemicals (gas, diesel, oil hydrocarbons, etc.)
  • Standard terms and conditions apply

Price of Drop-off (all prices include taxes)

  • Per 5-gallon pail (min. charge) $1.00
  • Up to 1/3 yard3 $7.00
  • Up to 2/3 yard3 $10.00
  • Up to 1 yard3 $12.00
  • Commercial truck or trailer (max. 8 yard3) $12.00 per yard3

Concrete & Rock Debris Broken Concrete • Stone • Masonry Bin 28

Accepted Materials

  • Broken concrete from walls, foundations, slabs, ceramic tile, mortar (max. 2’ x 2’ x 8” thick)
  • Broken retaining wall blocks & paving stones
  • Boulders & stones (1’ x 1’ x 1’ to max. 2’ x 2’ x 2’)
  • Stone & mortar work waste

Prohibited Materials

  • Concrete w/ rebar or metal
  • Cement powder
  • Drywall
  • Wet concrete paste
  • Standard terms and conditions apply

Price of Drop-off (all prices include taxes)

  • Per 5-gallon pail (min. charge) $1.50
  • Up to 1/3 yard3 $10.00
  • Up to 2/3 yard3 $15.00
  • Up to 1 yard3 $20.00
  • Commercial truck or trailer (max. 8 yard3) $20.00 per yard3

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Drop-off Terms & Conditions For the Landscape Recycling Centre

  • Man-made/manufactured items are strictly prohibited from ALL bins.
  • Maximum volume per dump is 8 cubic yards. Larger loads will not be accepted.
  • Commercial loads are rounded to nearest 1/2 cubic yard volumes for payment.
  • Sharecost reserves the right to define volumes dropped off for the purpose of determining pricing.
  • Customers dropping off prohibited items will be subject to surcharge and held liable for clean up/disposal costs.
  • Rates subject to change without notice.

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