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Collection Rates

Residential Carts

Garbage collection fees are based on the size of your container.

To change the size of your garbage cart, please contact the Civic Operations Centre at 250-828-3461 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. There is NO fee to downsize your garbage cart, but there is a $50 charge to upsize.

Collection service charges apply to all residents, whether they lease or own. Lease rates do not apply to residents providing their own City compliant carts. All residents pay an annual collection fee for their carts.

For each garbage cart ordered, at least one recycling cart and an organics cart must also be ordered. There is no option to opt out of the recycling or organics programs. 

2024 Rates

Garbage Cart Sizes and Annual Costs 

SizeVolumeAnnual Collection FeeAnnual LeaseAnnual Total
120 L1.5 bags$78.00$7.00$85.00
180 L2.3 bags$113.00$8.00$121.00
245 L3.2 bags$150.00$10.00$160.00 
360 L4.7 bags$300.00$12.00$312.00

Recycling and Organics Cart Sizes and Annual Cost

SizeAnnual Collection FeeAnnual LeaseAnnual Total
Recycling 245 L$12.00$0.00$12.00
Recycling 360 L $20.00$0.00$20.00
Organics 120 L $12.00$0.00$12.00

Residential Cart Sizes and Costs Information Sheet - Monthly and Quarterly Breakdown

Multi-Family Containers

2024 Rates

Garbage Bin Sizes and Monthly Rates

Size
(cubic yard - yd3)
Monthly Rental Cost 
(includes one tip per week)
Additional Garbage Tip (cost per)Additional Compacted Garbage Tip (cost per)
3 yd3$56.00$26.00$28.00
4 yd3$75.00$41.00$38.00
6 yd3$100.00$56.00$60.00
8 yd3$131.00$75.00$80.00

Recycling Bin Sizes and Monthly Rates

Size
(cubic yard - yd3)
Monthly Rental Cost 
(weekly collection)
Monthly Rental Cost 
(bi-weekly collection)
Additional Recycling Tip (cost per)
3 yd3$25.00$14.00$14.00
4 yd3$38.00$21.00$21.00
6 yd3$50.00$28.00$28.00
8 yd3$75.00$41.00$41.00

Recycling Cart Annual Rates

Cart SizeAnnual Collection Rate
245 L$12.00
360 L$20.00

Commercial Containers

2024 Rates

Garbage Bin Sizes and Monthly Rates

Size
(cubic yard - yd3)
Monthly Rental Cost Garbage Pickup (per tip)Compacted Garbage Pickup (per tip)
3 yd3$56.00$26.00$30.00
4 yd3$75.00$41.00$40.00
6 yd3$100.00$56.00$60.00
8 yd3$131.00$75.00$80.00

Cardboard Bin Sizes and Monthly Rates

Size
(cubic yard - yd3)
Monthly Rental Cost Cardboard Pickup (per tip)
3 yd3$0.00$18.00
4 yd3$0.00$28.00
6 yd3$0.00$38.00
8 yd3$0.00$50.00

For landfill disposal rates, please visit the Landfills web page