Stswékstem Engineered Waste Management Facility

The Stswékstem Engineered Waste Management Facility, located at 801 Strawberry Hill Lane,  is a project in partnership with Grassland Organics. The newly designed facility's key features of the operation include:

  • The utilization of innovative technology and industry best practices, as well as robust environmental monitoring methods in all aspects of the operation;
  • A double-lined landfill facility with a leachate collection infrastructure;
  • Environmental benefits include waste diversion away from landfills, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and wildlife protection measures including species-at-risk.

Waste management services available to the community at the Stswékstem Engineered Waste Management Facility include:

  • An organic matter compost facility with the capacity to convert all locally generated food and yard waste into nutrient-rich topsoil 
  • Demolition, land-clearing, and construction material depot;
  • Residential and commercial drop-off services for municipal solid waste;
  • A Recycling transfer station for metals, asphalt shingles, batteries, propane tanks, appliances and other miscellaneous household items;
  • Hydrovac truck solidification sumps for non-hazardous material;

Disposal Rates 

TteS Members can drop-off acceptable material for free. Please ensure waste is separated before drop-off. Personal waste only; limited to residential truck & trailer. 





Household Waste/Municipal Solid Waste (including fridges & freezer)





* $5 Minimum Fee (<50 KG)


Bulky Furniture



Mattresses & Box springs



Misc Bulky Items (Campers/Hot tubs, etc.)



Tires on Rims (passenger vehicles)



Tires separated from Rims (passenger vehicles)



Household Yard Waste



Unseparated Demolition, Land Clearing, Construction/Renovation Waste



Separated Wood Waste (non painted)



Crushable Aggregate



Clean Fill (uncontaminated)


Based on Soil Analysis


*Please call 250-597-9300 for commercial material rates not listed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will this facility accept biosolids?

No, the facility will not accept biosolids and has no plans to accept biosolids in the future.

Will this facility accept hazardous waste or other toxic material?

No, the facility will not accept any hazardous waste or other toxic material.

Does the facility have an environmental management plan?

Yes, the facility has a detailed environmental management plan that ensure the surrounding environment and community are protected. This includes an extensive list of mitigation measures that prevent impacts to groundwater and surface water, wildlife, and air quality. The environmental management plan also includes a monitoring and compliance component to ensure all mitigation measures are effective.

What is wrong with continuing to use the current TteS landfill?

The existing TteS landfill was constructed in 1960 without a liner system or other engineered controls to manage potential environmental impacts. This facility will be closed using an engineered cap system while the new facility is being developed. No disruption to services for TteS members will occur during the closure phase.

Do you sell topsoil?

Yes, we sell locally generated premium, nutrient-rich topsoil.

Do you accept old propane tanks?

Yes. We are a recycling transfer station for metals, asphalt shingles, batteries, propane tanks, appliances and other miscellaneous household items.

Will you pick up my load?

No, we are a drop-off facility only.

I am doing a renovation this spring on the house; do you take old construction material?

Yes, we accept construction and demolition material, and recycle what we can.

Will you accept old mattresses?

Yes, we accept old mattresses for a fee.

How will leachate be managed at the landfill site?

The landfill will be double lined with compacted clay and HDPE membrane, eliminating the risk of groundwater contamination. Leachate generated in the landfill will be directed to an engineered containment pond.