Garbage Collection Services

Weekly garbage collection pick-up is provided every Thursday by the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.

To view the Garbage & Recycling Schedule, click here.

♦ Missed service? Call our collection contractor, SonBird at 250-726-4406.

How to use the service

  1. Get the right sized can  - Garbage cans must be between 45 - 121 litres in size, weigh no more than 20kg when full and be fitted with a lid.
  2. Limit of 1 garbage can. (Got more garbage? Purchase a 'Additional Can' sticker from the District Office for $3.00, plus gst each.)
  3. Place your Garbage or recycling out for collection correctly from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. 
  4. All containers must be placed on the driveway of the property, near the curb.
  5. Garbage must be in bags, within a wildlife-proof in. (No loose garbage. No bags on the curb.)
  6. Make sure it really is garbage! Don't place items that are banned from landfill in your garbage can or it won't be collected.


  • Recycling must be placed in the correct bag and/or box. 
  • Wildlife getting into your cans? Please purchase Bear resistant bins.
  • Cans must be stored securely in an enclosed space (garage, etc.) so bears & other wildlife cannot access them.

Materials that are banned from the garbage

These items are banned from landfill and will not be collected as garbage:

  • Biomedical waste
  • Paint, solvents & other hazardous materials
  • Beverage containers (as listed under recycling)
  • Rocks, dirt, concrete, asphalt & sod
  • Car parts, lead acid batteries, tires
  • Any item accepted in curbside recycling (Blue Box)
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Medications & pharmaceuticals
  • Oil containers & filters
  • Building & demolition materials
  • Batteries
  • Animal waste & carcasses
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks
  • Mattresses
  • Agricultural waste
  • Electronics & metal appliances
  • Thermostats

For more information or to find out how to recycle the above items visit: