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Notice to Route E Homeowners: Route E will have weekly recycling collection starting Friday, January 4, 2021. This six-month pilot program is to see if weekly recycling will be offered to all residents city-wide.

Because of the large volume of recycling that is collected, and the staff overtime required, the Route E recycling pilot project is to test if a weekly recycling collection will enhance service for all residents and at the same time ease the overtime burden on operations staff.

Route E was selected because it is the closest to the City’s recycling drop off point, and the least exhaust and fuel would be expended during the trial. This route regularly incurs operational overtime and typically has the highest collection volumes in the City.

For all other routes, recycling collection occurs bi-weekly. Schedules and route maps are available here.

Weather events could delay or cancel collection service. Sign up for Curbside service alerts and follow the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

What To Do?

  • Have materials at the curbside by 7:30 am.

  • Ensure materials are placed in a clearly visible location at the curb.

  • Place items loosely and neatly in bin, no bags.

  • All cardboard/boxboard must be flattened. Flatten and bundle large corrugated boxes. No items larger than 8” thick, 30” wide and 30” tall.

  • Make sure recyclables have been cleaned.

  • Ensure bin is only full of acceptable materials and not placed in plastic bags, or it will be left at curbside, tagged as contaminated and rejected.

  • Residents are free to use their own bins as bins are not provided by the city.

For more information on what is not accepted in the recycle stream, please use our Waste Wizard.

The City of Powell River is part of the Recycle BC Provincial Program and the recycling guidelines followed are set by the program.

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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