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Curbside Collection

Automated Collection

Information on the City of Powell River’s automated residential waste collection service, including cart placement, garbage tags, storage, and cart size.

Curbside Reminder Service , Schedules and Route Maps

Never miss your garbage day again! Register for your schedule reminder and service alerts via email, text, tweet, iCal, Twitter or phone call. You’ll also be notified when there are schedule delays because of mechanical issues, weather events and other urgent information.

Residential Garbage

Information on schedules, tag requirement, and accepted bag size and placement.

Residential Recycling

Information on schedules, acceptable bins and placement.

Waste Wizard

Learn what accepted materials can go in your bin and what you can take to a recycling depot. Search with the free Waste Wizard any time from your computer, tablet or cell to find out if the material is recyclable, waste or compostable, and how and where items can be recycled locally.

2021 Waste Wise Guide

The annual Waste Wise Guide is put together by the Let’s Talk Trash team. It includes information about curbside and depot recycling, composting, and farm and food directories.

Organics Pilot

Organics curbside collection is currently a pilot project serving 400 households throughout the City.

Commercial Collection

Commercial collection is the responsibility of the business owner.

Contact Us

Operational Services Secretary


8 am-4 pm (excluding holidays)
Monday – Friday

Closed on all Stat holidays

Quick Links

Let’s Talk Trash Team

qathet Regional District’s 2017 Solid
Waste Management and Resource Recovery Plan

Recycling Council of British Columbia’s Recyclopedia