Garbage, Recycling, & Food Waste Pick-up

Garbage, Recycling, & Food Waste Pick-up

garbThrough the Regional District of Nanaimo, independent contractor Waste Connections of Canada, collects garbage, recycling and green bins for single family residences. The garbage and recycling that is collected is taken to the Church Rd. Transfer Station and compostable material is taken to the Duke Point composting facility. Read the RDN's Residential Curbside Collection of Garbage, Food Waste and Recyclables Regulation and Charges Bylaw No. 1802, 2020.

Missed Collection

Please leave your carts out until 6pm on your scheduled collection day before reporting a missed collection.

If your cart(s) were missed, but the neighbours to either side of you were emptied, you can report a missed collection by calling the RDN's contractor, Waste Connections of Canada, at 250-248-8109. You can also report missed collections on the Curbside Collection Online Portal.

There may be a collection delay in your area if all the carts on your side of the street were not emptied by 6:00 p.m.

When collection is delayed, service alerts will be posted by the RDN on their website, usually between 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the scheduled collection day. If you are signed up for weekly collection reminders, you will be directly sent a service alert. If you are not signed up for weekly collection reminders, please enter your address into our Calendar tool, below.

Cart Exchanges, Reporting Damaged & Missing Carts

You can request a cart exchange, or report damaged or missing carts on our Curbside Collection Online Portal.

Pop UP Recycling

RecyclingBC offers periodic Pop Up Depots throughout the year. To find the next scheduled Pop Up go to recyclebc.ca/PopUp

Find Your Garbage Schedule

Your Recycling Cart and Garbage Carts are collected every two weeks, on an alternating cycle. Your Food Waste Cart is collected every week. Your collection day will bump ahead for every statutory holiday.

  • To view and print your schedule please enter your address below.
  • To receive an email reminder of your pickup, enter your address below and select "Get a Reminder"
  • To obtain a schedule by mail, please call Waste Connections of Canada 250.248.8109 or visit the Town Hall, 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach.

Questions?

  Phone Email
Garbage Schedules Regional District of Nanaimo 250.390.6560 or email zerowaste@rdn.bc.ca
Missed Pickup (Garbage, Recycling or Food Waste) Waste Connections of Canada 250.248.8109 or email zerowaste@rdn.bc.ca

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