Pender Harbour Transfer Station

The Pender Harbour Transfer Station site is located in the Garden Bay area of Pender Harbour, on Garden Bay Road off of the Sunshine Coast Highway.

The Pender Harbour transfer station accepts debit and credit cards only.

Please note that any bins larger than 20 yards are to be delivered directly to the Sechelt Landfill. This includes bins over 20 yards containing partial loads.

Effective June 13, 2023 - changes to drywall acceptance

Only drywall date stamped 1990 and newer will be accepted at our sites. Click "Learn More" for details. Learn More

  • Drywall updates effective June 13, 2023. We will not accept drywall older than 1990 and there are NEW requirements in order to comply with WorkSafeBC’s regulation. Visit our website www.scrd.ca/asbestos before coming to our site to ensure you meet the new requirements.
  • Mixed loads of demolition materials are NOT accepted at the transfer station.
  • Food Waste, food soiled paper and paper are regulated as recyclable and cannot be disposed of as garbage. Separate it for disposal and use the separate bin at the transfer station.
  • Scrap metal can be recycled at the landfill and will have a tipping fee.
  • Small appliances and electronics can be recycled for free at some of our depots.
  • Large appliances like stoves, washers and dryers are recyclable for free if they contain freon. Learn more about this program here.
  • Mattresses contain recyclable materials. Please keep them clean and dry by covering them in a plastic bag or wrap.
  • Wood waste is divided into two categories: clean and contaminated. Visit our disposal fees page for information about how these categories are defined.
  • Off-rim tires can be recycled for free at many locations on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Share Shed see below for limited hours and visit our page on reducing waste linked here to learn what is accepted when we have room.

Click here for a guide about our sites. Note: disposal fees are subject to change and scale staff have the final say.

The following are NOT accepted at the Sechelt Landfill. If another facility is listed below please contact them with questions.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list. Visit our disposal fees page for different categories of what is accepted or considered controlled or not accepted. The list below is meant to help answer the most common questions. If you are unsure about a material contact staff at infrastructure@scrd.ca.

Landfill scale attendants and site staff have the final say.

  • Mixed loads containing recyclable or controlled materials cannot be buried in our landfill and waste separation is required. This does not necessarily require separate trips, but materials need to be in distinguishable separated groupings within the vehicle. Common example: if you tear down an old shed, the different material types must be separated, like metal, plastic or wood. We would take the metal for recycling and plastic as garbage, but the wood would have to go to Salish Soils.
  • Boats, RVs or marine debris are not accepted at the transfer station as they are too large to handle on site and should be brought to the Sechelt Landfill. Visit our disposal fees page linked above for more information.

Address: 5545 Garden Bay Road, Pender Harbour

Contact: 604-883-2954

Facility Hours:

May 1 to September 30
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*No loads accepted after 4:50 p.m.

October 1 to May 14
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED
*No loads accepted after 4:50 p.m.

On Christmas Eve the transfer station closes at 3:30 p.m.

The site is closed on the following days:
Tuesdays
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
Thanksgiving
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
New Years Day
Family Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday

Share Shed Hours of Operation:

Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

How to get there

From Sechelt, drive north on Highway 101 past Madeira Park. At the Petro Canada station, turn left onto Garden Bay Road. Follow this until a sign marking the location of the Pender Harbour Transfer Station can be seen on the right. Turn right here onto a dirt road which brings you to the transfer station site.