Collection Rates

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

To change the size of your garbage container, 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 container, 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 containers.

The residential collection rates listed below are an annual rate, while the multi-family and commercial rates are monthly rates.

Residential Containers

All residents pay an annual collection fee for one garbage container and one recycling container with weekly pickup. Please note that there is a $50 charge for changing the size of your garbage container.

Garbage Container Sizes & Annual Costs (effective January 1, 2015)
Litre SizeBag VolumeCollection FeeLeaseTotal
120 L1.5 Bags$78+ $7$85
180 L2.3 Bags$105+ $8$113
245 L3.2 Bags$130+ $10$140
360 L4.7 Bags$208+ $12$220

 

Recycling Container Size & Annual Cost (effective January 1, 2018)
Litre SizeCollection FeeLeaseTotal
245 L$120$12

For each garbage container ordered, at least one recycling cart must also be ordered.

All recycling carts are 245 litres in size. No one may opt out of the recycling program. 

Lease rates do not apply to residents providing their own City compliant garbage containers.

If you are interested in changing the size of your garbage container, please contact the Civic Operations Centre at 250-828-3461. Our hours are 8:00 am–4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. There is a $50 fee for the change out. This fee does not apply to new homeowners within the first three months of ownership.

Note: Recycling carts are available for commercial and multi-family customers.

 

Multi-Family Containers

Monthly rates, effective January 1, 2018

Garbage Bin Rental & Collection Options
Size Weekly PickupAdditional Pickup
3 yd³$40.95$13.88 per lift
4 yd³$54.60$18.78 per lift
6 yd³$72.30$30.00 per lift
Recycling Bin Rental & Collection Options
Size       Weekly PickupAdditional PickupBiweekly Pickup
3 yd³$20$10 per lift$10 per month
4 yd³$30$15 per lift$15 per month
6 yd³$40$20 per lift$20 per month
Compacted bin lift charge
Size Rate
3 yd³$20 per lift
4 yd³$30 per lift

 

Multi-family Cart Collection Rates
Cart Size Rate
245 L $12 per year
360 L $20 per year
Commercial Containers

Monthly rates, effective January 1, 2018

Garbage Bins
SizeRentalLift Charge
2.5-4 yd³$54.60$21.90 per lift
6 yd³$72.30$30.00 per lift
Cardboard Bins
SizeLift Charge
3 yd³`$8.25 per lift
4 yd³$10.88 per lift
6 yd³$16.38 per lift
Recycling Cart Collection (within residental areas only)
SizeRental
245 L$50 per year
360 L$75 per year