The City of Courtenay provides unlimited curbside yard waste collection for single family dwellings and duplexes. This service is offered on a weekly basis on the same day as your garbage collection day.
- 2018-2019 Recycling & Garbage Schedule and Guide [PDF - 1.9 MB]
- 2017- 2018 Recycling & Garbage Schedule and Guide [PDF - 1.8 MB]
How it works
Place your yard waste at the curb in the following types of containers:
- Maximum 77 litre (16 gal) receptacles with water-tight covers, made of plastic, rubber, or galvanized steel, clearly marked “Yard Waste” or “Green Waste”
- 100% biodegradable/compostable bags (must have manufacturer’s stamp)
- Kraft paper yard waste bags
A mixture of these container types may be used. Containers are available for purchase at various retail outlets.
Branches should be bundled; see below for maximum size and weight per bundle.
- Grass clippings
- Tree or hedge prunings
- Small amounts of sod and soil
- Branches (bundled 3’x3’ maximum; maximum branch diameter 3”; maximum weight 20 kg or 44 lbs)
- Halloween pumpkins (please remove candles and tea lights)
- Flower pots
- Animal feces
- Rocks or stumps
- Painted or treated wood
- Kitchen waste
- Invasive plants