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Residential Curbside Waste Collection

Did you know?

  • We collect organics, recycle and garbage from 5,500 homes in Powell River, and every day someone forgets to take out the trash.

  • Residential garbage and recycling collection accounted for $634,506 in the 2021 city budget.

  • There is a right way and a wrong way to put your waste out for collection.

  • From February 20, 2024 every registered household in Powell River received a 120L green cart for organics disposal.

  • City-wide, weekly organics collections will start on March 18, 2024.

  • We have every resource you need to make life easier when it comes to your waste collection, except taking it to the curb.

qathet Waste Wise app

  • For everything that you ever need to know about your organics, recycle and garbage service, this is the app for that! The qathet Waste Wise app can be downloaded for free on Google Play and the Apple App Store. The app puts all of this at your fingertips:

  • collection calendars and reminders

  • a help tool for reporting missed collection or other waste management service concerns

  • a feature for service disruption alerts due to weather and other unexpected events, special notifications

  • the Waste Wizard sorting tool, providing users with answers about disposal and recycling.

Curbside Collection for Powell River

Waste Wise Guide

It includes information about curbside and depot recycling, composting, and farm and food directories. Also available on the qathet Waste Wise app on Google Play and Apply App Store. Click here for the Waste Wise Guide.

Automated Residential Garbage Collection

Information on the City of Powell River’s automated residential waste collection service including cart placement, location challenges, garbage tags, storage. Click here to learn more.

Residential Recycling

Information on scheduling, acceptable bins and placement. Click here to learn more.

Residential Organics Collection

In 2024, the organics collection service goes city-wide following the successful pilot project which served 410 households. Click here for more information.

Paper Schedules

Print copies are available at City Hall or by mail upon request.

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

Curbside Collection Schedule
WasteWise app
City of Powell River Facebook
Talk Trash Team
Salish Soils
Waste Wise Guide
Municipal Solid Waste Collection Bylaw 2717, 2022