Garbage Collection

The Citys solid waste collection bylaw limits the size, type, quantity, weight, and location of garbage containers put out for curbside collection on collection day.

Maximum Size: 60 cm x 90 cm (24" x 36")

Type: plastic, rubber or galvanized steel

Quantity: one (1) can per premises

Maximum Weight: of a 121 litre (26.6 gallon) can - 20 kg (44 lbs)

Maximum Weight: of a 50 litre garbage can - 16 kg (35 lbs)

Location: back of sidewalk, within reach of the roadway where it does not create a hazard

What if I have extra garbage?

If you find you are over the one can limit, up to a maximum of four 50 litre (24” x 36”) garbage bags can also be collected by attaching an extra garbage sticker to each bag. 

Stickers may be purchased at City Hall located at 830 Cliffe Avenue for $2.25 per sticker.

What do I do if my garbage is missed?

If your garbage was not picked up and there is no sticker on the receptacle telling you why, please contact either the City of Courtenay Engineering Department or the City’s contractor Emterra Environmental.  

Things to remember

  • No yard waste or recyclable materials are allowed in your garbage can
  • Construction materials, wood waste, vehicle parts or scrap metal, dead animals, hot ashes, tires, batteries, paints, or special wastes as defined by the bylaw, are not acceptable for curbside collection
  • Garbage must be at the curbside by 8:00am on your collection day, including statutory holidays (except Christmas Day and New Years Day)