A Tidy Town
For more information please review the Garbage Bylaw No. 1434 and its amendments.
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 Transfer Station. 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.
Bi-Weekly Garbage Pick-Up
Residents may choose to have their garbage picked-up on a bi-weekly basis. Changes to service can only be made once for the following year. Residents who wish to change to bi-weekly service can do so by submitting a change request form before December 1st to Public Works. Please contact Public Works at 250-997-3761 or by email for sign-up details.
Once you have chosen a service option, it remains in place for the rest of the year.
The residential waste service charges for 2020 will be:
- Weekly Pick-up: $175.32
- Bi-Weekly Pick-up: $148.42
Service charges are billed on your 2020 Annual Property Tax Notice. A 10% discount will be applied to all annual residential utility payments received by tax due date.
The fees are established under Garbage Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1434, 2020 and subject to change as the bylaw is amended.
Commonly Asked Questions
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.
Full Details: Bylaw No. 1434, 2020
Bulk Containers Monthly Rates
MODERNIZING MACKENZIE'S WASTE DISPOSAL
WHY THE CHANGE?
Our current garbage truck needed to be replaced and as we knew this day would come, the District has been saving for the last few years for a new piece of machinery. Council and staff felt this may be our opportunity to explore a more modern automated garbage pick-up system that would not only meet the current needs of residents, but also encourage the reduction of household waste, be safer for our operators, as well as be more cost-effective for the District and taxpayers.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Here are the reasons we are changing the way we collect garbage:
- Increased safety for our operators
- We can collect garbage faster
- More effective use of resources
- To encourage everyone to reduce waste and reduce the amount of garbage we put in the landfill/transfer station
How will it all work?
Check out this video example of how the new system will operate here in Mackenzie. The automated arm on the new garbage truck can only pick up a specific style of garbage bin. The 240 L/64 gallon bin is equivalent in size to that of two (2) standard garbage bins.