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Garbage Collection

Garbage is collected weekly, Monday - Friday, from over 5,700 locations, including residences, parks and civic locations.

Go here for schedules and route maps.

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Garbage Pick-Up

  • Garbage materials should be at the curb in a visible location by 7:30 am on the morning of collection day.

  • Please do not put garbage out the night before as it's the responsibility of the homeowner to protect their garbage from animals. The use of containers is encouraged.

  • Containers must be accessible by our drivers and should not be blocked by parked vehicles.

  • The maximum weight of a garbage bag is 12 kilograms, or 26.5 pounds. If garbage is overweight, it will be left at curbside, tagged as overweight and rejected.

Did you know that Powell River residents produce about 450 kilograms of solid waste per person per year? By reducing the amount of garbage we produce, we lower our community’s environmental impact, conserve resources, cut costs and reduce our carbon emissions.

Garbage collected by the City of Powell River is transported to Roosevelt Regional Landfill in the State of Washington, for landfilling. Due to the environmental impact of shipping solid waste, homeowners are encouraged to recycle and dispose of organic waste locally to cut down on the amount of garbage that is being shipped.

For more information on what is not accepted in the garbage stream, please visit our Waste Wise Guide, or Waste Wizard. The City of Powell River is part of the Recycle BC Provincial Program and the recycling guildines followed are set by the program.

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