Residential Garbage

Garbage Schedule

Residential recycling and garbage is collected on a weekly basis in five designated collection zones. To ensure garbage and recycling is collected, residents are reminded that under the City’s Solid Waste and Recyclables Bylaw No.40-59, garbage and recycling carts are to be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on designated collection days, and to observe Bear Smart guidelines when applicable. 

View the collection zone map and sign up for collection day reminders with the Waste Wise Kamloops app

Waste Wise App  Find Your Collection Day  Container Sizes & Annual Costs  

Materials Not Accepted in Residential Garbage 

Your garbage may not be collected if any of the following items are found in your cart:

  • Grass Clippings
  • Recyclables (including 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

Learn how to properly dispose of these items with our Waste Wise app. 

Surplus Garbage

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