Recycling and Garbage

The City of Courtenay’s solid waste collection service is aimed at reducing the volume of landfill waste by diverting reclaimable materials at the curb. Curbside collection includes garbage, recycling, and yard waste.

Households are permitted one (1) garbage container per week. Extra bag tickets are available for purchase at City Hall.

There is no limit to the amount of recyclables and yard waste that can be left at the curb.


Curbside collection is scheduled by area, from Tuesday through Friday. Garbage and yard waste are collected weekly, while recycling occurs on bi-weekly basis. Please consult the City’s Residential Waste Collection Program pamphlet for details.

Things to Remember

  • Containers must be set out for collection in a way that does not block vehicle or pedestrian traffic – do not place receptacles on the sidewalk or road
  • On collection day, containers must be put out by 8 AM and must be taken in by 6 PM
  • Waste collection is permitted to occur between the hours of 7 AM and 8 PM – this refers to multi-family, commercial and industrial sites where bins and toters are in use


Curbside collection of household organics is not currently available in the City of Courtenay. Please consult the Comox Valley Regional District for more information. Weekly unlimited curbside Yard Waste collection is available.


Solid Waste Collection Service fees are set in the Fees and Charges Bylaw. Fees and charges for curbside collection are assessed annually along with property taxes. For current rates, please refer to the bylaw or contact Financial Services at or (250) 334-4441.