Garbage & Recycling

Keeping our community clean

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) provides waste collection, which services the Tofino community. The ACRD prescribes collection fees, times of service and allowable materials.

The District of Tofino does not collect payment or run this service; however, all Tofino residents must comply with the regulations stated in the Garbage & Recyclable Materials Collection and Regulation Bylaw No. 1070.

Unpaid garbage and recycling fees will be transferred to the associated property taxes if payment is not made to ACRD by December 31 of each year.

Collection Schedule

Be Bear Aware

Garbage must be in bags, within a wildlife-proof bin. (No loose garbage. No bags on the curb.)

Learn more about bear-resistant containers.


Weekly garbage collection pick-up is provided every Thursday by the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, under a contract to Ozzard Environmental

The West Coast Landfill is owned by the ACRD and operated by a contractor.

Learn more about hours of operation and tipping fees. 


Recycling collection pick-up is provided on alternate Wednesdays for individual residential households by the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, under a contract to Ozzard Environmental.

Find out more about recycling in Tofino.