Facilities & Programs

Thorsen Creek Waste and Recycling Centre

Thorsen Creek Waste and Recycling Centre (TCWRC)

Hours of Operation

Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Contact: 250-799-5291  Tues. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for general information or info@ccrd.ca 
For information about our recycling program click here.

TCWRC is located at the end of Thorsen Creek Road, approximately 6 km east of Bella Coola. The TCWRC offers a wide range of free recycling services, as well as, a transfer station for household garbage, construction and demolition debris, yard waste, appliances and metals. Thorsen Creek Landfill is located adjacent to the transfer station and can be accessed by commercial haulers. A transfer station attendant is on site during hours of operation and can help answer questions and direct sorting of waste. All customers are to report to the Attendant for any non-household garbage.

Household garbage contained in black garbage bags can be disposed of free of charge. Construction and demolition debris, large items (mattresses, furniture etc.) yard waste, metals and appliances are accepted at the TCWRC and subject to tipping fees. Starting April 1st, 2023 new rates on tipping fees apply.

Disposal of items such as vehicles, boats, trailers, asbestos waste, treated poles/pilings are subject to CCRD approval and must be arranged ahead of time through the CCRD office or landfill attendant.

Important Information

The following items are now PROHIBITED from entering the landfill.

Items must be separated from household and commercial garbage, and taken to the correct recycling or disposal area.

  • Cardboard
  • Batteries
  •  Oil and Antifreeze
  • Larger Metals
  • Wood and Yard Waste
  • Appliances and Electronics
  • Liquid Wastes
  • Waste containing Asbestos
  • Biomedical & Radioactive Wastes
  • Paint and Paint Cans
  • Used Oil or Antifreeze
  • Tires
  • Propane Tanks (or Other Pressurized Vessels)
  •  Fishing nets
  •  Cable
  •  Cooking Oil

Prior to disposal, we now require doors to be removed from all fridges and freezers.

For vehicle disposal we require proof from a licensed inspection facility that all fluids, batteries, and tires have been removed.

Solid Waste Management Plan