Garbage Collection


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Garbage Collection

A Tidy Town

For more information please review the Garbage Bylaw No. 1083 and its amendments.

Weekly Residential Garbage Collection Routes

Responsibilities of Residents

Please place garbage bin out before 8:00 am on garbage collection day and must not weigh more than 60 lbs or 27 kg. To reduce wildlife encounters, we ask that you please do not leave bins out the night before. Please remove bins from the curbside area by the end of the day.

Homes adjacent to the collection lane must place bins on the adjacent resident’s property. It must not be separated by a fence, gate, or other structure. For more information, contact Public Works at 250-997-3761.

Do NOT overfill bins and make sure lids are completely closed. Overloaded bins will not be emptied.

Yard & Garden Waste

All yard, garden, and construction waste must be taken to the Mackenzie Regional Landfill. Please do not include grass, leaves, trees, hedge clippings, construction waste, paint cans, or other volatiles and appliances in your residential or commercial garbage bins.

 

Commonly Asked Questions

What types of garbage cans am I allowed to use?

Containers shall be made of galvanized iron or rigid plastic. Each container must have lifting handles, a lid with lifting handle, and the lid must be firmly held or locked in place when not open.

All bins must be lined with garbage bags/liners that are tied tightly and are undamaged prior to collection. The use of grocery bags and cardboard boxes are unacceptable containers.

What about extra garbage bags?

Residents are allowed to set out 4 garbage bins each per week. Any further bags left on the curb will not be picked-up.

Where do I set out my bin for collection?

The householder shall be responsible for bringing the garbage containers to the street boulevard, placing them as close to the curb as possible.

What kind of garbage will be picked-up?
  • Waste food
  • Ashes – please place ashes in a separate container from other garbage
  • Tins
  • Bottles
  • Floor sweepings
  • Paper
  • Packing (not cardboard or other recyclables)
  • Glass or metal ware
What kind of garbage will not be collected?
  • Propane tanks or cylinders
  • Automobile tires
  • Lead-acid batteries (e.g. car batteries)
  • Paints, solvents or any liquids
  • Hazardous materials (e.g. pesticides)
  • Gypsum (drywall)
  • Animal carcasses
  • Used oil or oil filters
  • Televisions or computer monitors
  • Yard and garden waste
  • Construction waste
  • Cardboard
Can I upgrade to a larger commercial bin?

Commercial bins are only available to multi-family residences, such as apartment buildings and townhouse complexes, or businesses located in our commercial zones.

Commercial bin rentals are available for special events on District property such as at the Rodeo Grounds or 1st or 2nd Beach.

*Coming Soon* – Automated Garbage System *New* Automated Garbage System Report a Problem or Concern

Missed Pick-Up?

Let us know through our online Report a Problem form, or contact us directly at 250-997-3761.

Contact

Public Works

10 Cicada Road
Mackenzie, BC

250-997-3761

Email the District


Bylaw Services

1 Mackenzie Blvd
Mackenzie, BC

250-997-3882 (Press 0)

Commercial Pick-Up

Please contact the Public Works Department at 250-997-3761 to arrange bulk bin pick-up or to discuss your current bulk container service. Containers are supplied by the District and range in size from 2 cubic yards to 4 cubic yards. Pick-ups monthly rates are determined by the number of bins and the number of pick-ups per week. Fees are outlined in the following tables.

Bulk Containers Monthly Rates

Bulk containers with a minimum capacity of 2 cubic yards
# of Containers (2 cu. yards)1 pickup/wk2 pickups/wk3 pickups/wk4 pickups/wk5 pickups/wk6 pickups/wk
1$30$60$90$120$150$198
2$60$120$180$240$300$396
3$90$180$270$360$450$594
4$120$240$360$480$600$792
5$150$300$450$600$750$990
Bulk containers with a capacity of 3 cubic yards
# of Containers (3 cu. yards)1 pickup/wk2 pickups/wk3 pickups/wk4 pickups/wk5 pickups/wk6 pickups/wk
1$45$90$135$180$225$300
2$90$180$270$360$450$600
3$135$270$405$540$675$900
4$180$360$540$720$900$1200
5$225$450$675$900$1125$1500
Bulk containers with a capacity of 4 cubic yards
# of Containers (4 cu. yards)1 pickup/wk2 pickups/wk3 pickups/wk4 pickups/wk5 pickups/wk6 pickups/wk
1$60$120$180$240$300$390
2$120$240$360$480$600$780
3$180$360$540$720$900$1170
4$240$480$720$960$1200$1560
5$300$600$900$1200$1500$1950