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.
**Please place garbage, yard waste and recycling out by 8:00 a.m. on collection days.**
As the regional landfill operated by Comox Strathcona Waste Management is closed on statutory holidays, there is no curbside collection on those days.
With the “Add-A-Day” collection calendar, curbside pickup in each of the five collection zones shifts by one weekday after every statutory holiday throughout the year.
2022 Residential Waste Collection Guide
No Loose Items
To protect waste collection workers, all waste for roadside pickup must be bagged and securely tied - no loose items should be placed in curbside garbage containers. Your garbage will not be collected if there are loose unbagged items. Please properly bag items and place your garbage back out on your next garbage collection day.
For further information about missed collection call Public Works Services at 250-338-1525.
For more information on changes to regional waste service during the COVID-19 pandemic visit www.cswm.ca/covid19
Extra Garbage Bag Stickers
Up to four (4) extra garbage bags with stickers are permitted at the curb each week. Tags are available for purchase from Courtenay City Hall, 830 Cliffe Avenue, during business hours. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-334-4441 for current sticker price.