The City of Courtenay provides an unlimited bi-weekly curbside blue box pickup for each single/duplex residential household with the city boundaries. In addition the City has also expanded the recycling service to include a Toter program for multi-family and apartment buildings. Please ensure all materials are at the curbside by 8:00 am on your collection day.

Acceptable Materials

In May 2014, new materials were added to curbside collection.  City of Courtenay residents can now recycle even more paper and product packaging in their curbside and multi-family recycling collection.

New materials include:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Aseptic or tetra pack boxes for soups and sauces
  • Milk cartons
  • Frozen dessert boxes
  • Plastic clamshells for baked goods, fruit and eggs
  • Plastic and paper cups

For a complete list of acceptable curbside recyclable materials, as well as information on what is accepted at recycling depots please visit

For even more recycling information, visit the Recycling Council of British Columbia's Recyclepedia:

What is Multi-Material BC (MMBC)?

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is a non-profit organization working on behalf of businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents. MMBC is now responsible for residential recycling programs in many areas across BC, either directly or by working with local governments, First Nations, private companies and not-for profit organizations.

This means that curbside recycling pickup is now funded through industry rather than by City of Courtenay taxpayers, effective May 19, 2014. MMBC will provide incentive funding to the city to offset the cost of residential recycling services in Courtenay. This includes residential blue boxes and the multi-family Toter program.