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Public Works & Sustainability » Recycling and Garbage

Recycling and Garbage Guides

New Residential Recycling Program
City-approved containers only

New guidelines are in effect as of April 3, 2017. Download the new recycling guide for details.

You can help ensure that more materials are recycled by following these steps:

  • Keep your recycling loose! Place materials loose in cart or bin.
  • Flatten and cut boxes to fit inside cart or bin (staples and tape are accepted).
  • Place shredded paper in a securely-tied clear plastic bag.
  • Empty and rinse containers, and recycle all caps and lids.
  • Put metal lids inside cans and squeeze slightly.
  • Ensure the seal and coffee grounds are removed before recycling single-use coffee pods. Foil seals can be recycled. Plastic-lined-foil seals cannot be recycled.
  • Return deposit beverage containers for a refund.
  • Remove leftover food, plastic liners and wrap from flats.

For other recycling options, explore these resource sites:
Recycle BC
Recycling Council of British Columbia
Return-It Electronics

Solid Waste Collection
City-approved containers only

Any surplus waste must be in garbage bags no larger than 26" x 36". Surplus bags will only be collected if they have a $2 orange sticker, available for purchase at:

  • City Hall - 7 Victoria Street West
  • Hasty Market - 1105 8th Street
  • Safeway (Sahali) - 945 West Columbia Street
  • Safeway (North Shore) - 750 Fortune Drive


  • Grass Clippings
  • Recyclables
  • Cardboard and Newspaper
  • Dirt, Sod, and Rocks
  • Liquids
  • Used Oil and Filters
  • Construction and Demolition Materials
  • Offal Waste
  • Hot Ashes and Charcoal
  • Flammable, Toxic, Hazardous, Explosive, Volatile, or Corrosive Material
  • Pesticides and Herbicides
  • Medical Waste
  • Propane Tanks
  • Scrap Metal and Tires
  • Large Amounts of Pet Waste
  • Unbagged Dust

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Kamloops BC V2C 6V3
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