Collection Rates

Residential Containers

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. All residents pay an annual collection fee for one garbage container and one recycling container with weekly pickup. 

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. 

2021 Rates
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$12$0$12

 

In May 2021, City Council adopted Solid Waste and Recyclables Bylaw No 40-67, replacing the previous Bylaw 40-59. The new bylaw was introduced to further support efforts to increase waste reduction and diversion, provide a more user-friendly structure and language, and support increased demand for commercial collection services and customer service levels. 

Multi-family Containers
2021 Rates

Monthly rates - Effective Jan 1, 2021

Size (cubic yard - yd3)3 yd34 yd36 yd38 yd3

Garbage bin rental (monthly) 

$40.95$54.60$72.30n/a   
Garbage pickup (per tip) $13.88$18.75$30.00n/a
Compacted garbage pickup (per tip) $18.40$24.40n/an/a
Recycling pickup (per tip) $10.00$15.00$20.00n/a

         Recycling bin rental (monthly)

With weekly collection$20.00$30.00$40.00n/a
With bi-weekly collection$10.00$15.00$20.00n/a

Multi-family Cart Collection Rates

Cart Size Rate
245 L $12 per year
360 L $20 per year
2022 Rates

Monthly rates - Effective Jan 1, 2022

Size (cubic yard - yd3)3 yd34 yd36 yd38 yd3

Garbage bin rental (monthly) 

$45.00$60.00$80.00$105.00
Garbage pickup (per tip) $17.00$27.00$37.50$42.50
Compacted garbage pickup (per tip) $22.00$30.00$48.00$64.00
Recycling pickup (per tip) $11.00$16.50$22.00$33.00

         Recycling bin rental (monthly)

With weekly collection$20.00$30.00$40.00$60.00
With bi-weekly collection$11.00$16.50$22.00$33.00

 

Multi-family Cart Collection Rates

Cart Size Rate
245 L $12 per year
360 L $20 per year
2023 Rates

Monthly rates - Effective Jan 1, 2023

Size (cubic yard - yd3)3 yd34 yd36 yd38 yd3

Garbage bin rental (monthly) 

$45.00$60.00$80.00$105.00
Garbage pickup (per tip) $$21.00$33.00$45.00$60.00
Compacted garbage pickup (per tip) $22.00$30.00$48.00$64.00
Recycling pickup (per tip) $11.00$16.50$22.00$33.00

         Recycling bin rental (monthly)

With weekly collection$20.00$30.00$40.00$60.00
With bi-weekly collection$11.00$16.50$22.00$33.00

 

Multi-family Cart Collection Rates

Cart Size Rate
245 L $12 per year
360 L $20 per year
Additional Fees

Effective January 2, 2022

ServiceFee
Roll Out Surcharge (per tip)$5.00
Replacement Lock$20.00

 

Commercial Containers
2021 Rates

Monthly rates - Effective Jan 1, 2021

Size (cubic yard - yd3)3 yd34 yd36 yd38 yd3
Cardboard bin rental (monthly) $0$0$0n/a
Cardboard pickup (per tip) $8.25$10.88$16.38n/a

Cardboard bin rental (monthly)

n/a$54.60$72.30n/a
Garbage pickup (per tip) n/a$21.90$30.00n/a
Compacted garbage pickup (per tip)$29.10$29.10n/a

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2022 Rates

Monthly rates - Effective Jan 1, 2022

Size (cubic yard - yd3)3 yd34 yd36 yd38 yd3
Cardboard bin rental (monthly) $0$0$0$0
Cardboard pickup (per tip) $14.00$22.00$30.00$40.00

Cardboard bin rental (monthly)

$45.00$60.00$80.00$105.00
Garbage pickup (per tip) $17.00$27.00$37.50$42.50
Compacted garbage pickup (per tip)$24.00$32.00$50.00$67.00
2023 Rates

Monthly rates - Effective Jan 1, 2023

Size (cubic yard - yd3)3 yd34 yd36 yd38 yd3
Cardboard bin rental (monthly) $0$0$0$0
Cardboard pickup (per tip) $14.00$22.00$30.00$40.00

Cardboard bin rental (monthly)

$45.00$60.00$80.00$105.00
Garbage pickup (per tip) $21.00$33.00$45.00$60.00
Compacted garbage pickup (per tip)$24.00$32.00$50.00$67.00
Additional Fees

Effective January 2, 2022

ServiceFee
Roll Out Surcharge (per tip)$5.00
Replacement Lock$20.00

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