Garbage and Recycling


Garbage is collected curb-side every Tuesday. Garbage is limited to 2 containers and is restricted to residential garbage. Please ensure that your garbage is placed curb-side by 7:00am.

If you have a garbage collection service problem, please contact City Hall at 250-838-7230.


Recycling is collected every other Monday under a Provincial program, Recycle BC. Your recycling materials will be collected by Emterra Environmental.

Download the 2017-18 Recycling Guide for a calendar, recycling tips, information on nearby recycling depots, and accepted materials at curb-side and at depots.

If you have a recycling service problem, such as a missed pick-up, please contact Emterra using their Report an Issue form or telephone the customer service line for the local Emterra office, 250-545-4245.

Yard and Garden Waste

Did you know that you can drop off your yard and garden waste for free at any RDNO disposal facility? Trimmings, prunings, grass, mulch, leaves, wood chips, wind-fallen fruit, tree stumps under 20cm in diameter are all accepted. Please read the instructions on RDNO’s free yard waste drop-off program for more information.

In addition, the City also offers a spring pruning curbside pick-up program every spring, usually near the end of April.

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