COVID-19 Service Update: All recycling centres and solid waste collection will continue to operate with minor modifications to protect public and staff contact, but will be subject to staff capacity going forward. At this time there have been no disruptions to collection schedules.
Please consider holding off on your visit to a CVRD Recycling Centre until after the health crisis improves.
CVRD Recycling Centres are experiencing significant increases in customer volumes; Read on...
A fed bear is a dead bear. Garbage was the cause of more than 50% of calls made to Conservation Officers about bears between 2010 and 2013.
Keep recycling and garbage in a secure area like a garage or shed until pick-up day, or secure cans and totes to your house so bears can't drag them away. If totes can't be kept in a secure area, freeze smelly items and don't place them out until pick-up day. Keep cans and totes clean and wash food off of all recyclables.
Bear-resistant locking kits can be added to garbage or recycling totes for a $60 per tote fee.Call the Recycling Hotline to request a kit.