Waste Collection Schedule over the Holidays

December 14, 2015

Is your garbage, yard waste and recycling picked up on Fridays? If so, make a note to put your items out at the curb a few days later than normal over the holiday season.

View the Residential Waste Program Guide [PDF - 1 MB]

The City of Courtenay’s garbage contractor, Emterra, will not be operating on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, which fall on Fridays this year. Emterra is adjusting the regular pickup schedule over the holiday season for residents whose garbage and recycling fall on those days, with pickup happening three days later.

  • Christmas Day pickup has been rescheduled to Monday, December 28
  • New Year’s Day pickup has been rescheduled to Monday, January 4

Christmas trees may be placed at the curb for collection, as long as they are cut in half. The Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department will also offer their annual Christmas Tree Chipping fundraising event on Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at two locations: the Courtenay Fire Department on Cumberland Road and Thrifty Foods - Crown Isle location. $5 minimum donation with all proceeds to local charities and youth sport groups.