Household Waste & Recycling

Household Waste Collection

garbage truck (1)Household waste is collected weekly by the municipality. A fee of $118/year is charged on your Municipal Utility Bill for having your household waste picked up at your residence. A fee of $30/year is charged on your Municipal Utility Bill for use of the Transfer station only. Garbage Pick Up Schedule, Monday to Friday dependent of what area of town you are located.

Transfer Station

The transfer station is located on Refuse Site Rd., at the top of the long hill heading to the WAC Bennett Dam. It is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, allowing residents to drop off larger items as well as household waste, cardboard recycling, compost and a drop off for used oil, batteries, steel, appliances, tires and old cars.

There is a share shed at this location for items in relatively good shape.

Tel: 250-783-5608


Recycling bins are located at 10115 MacDougall Street, beside the local grocery store. You can recycle the following items there: glass, plastic, cardboard, newsprint, paper, tin cans, aluminum and milk cartons. A bottle drop shed is also located beside the recycling bins and is used by many different community groups to fund-raise.

CFC light bulbs, old cell phones and any rechargeable batteries can be recycled at the District Office. When you first walk into the District Office, before going up the stairs, you will see a plastic waste can where you can drop off the light bulbs, a cardboard box that you can drop off the rechargeable batteries and cell phones and a wooden box where you can drop off the non-rechargeable batteries. These drop boxes are all labelled for your convenience.

The Electronic Recycling Association is a not for profit organization with a mission to reduce electronic waste and the negative impact it has on the environment by reusing and recycling unwanted computers, laptops and other electronic equipment. We tend to prevent unwanted electronics from ending up in landfills or being prematurely disposed of and recycled when there is somebody that can still use them, maximize the life span of computers by refurbishing and donating them to your local charities and other not for profit organizations at no cost, and, if the equipment is not suitable for donation, recycle it in an environmentally friendly way.