For Electoral Area residents only. All other addresses should contact their municipality for more information.
Order a Different Tote
Standard tote sizes are 240L for the blue recycling tote, and 140L for the black garbage tote. This is enough for most homes (hint: 140L is roughly equal to 2 regular garbage cans). Larger 360L totes are also available.
Standard totes can be exchanged for a larger or smaller size for a $25 fee. Please note garbage totes larger than the standard size of 140L will be subject to an additional annual service fee, to ensure that all users pay the fair cost of garbage disposal.
The use of bear-resistant hardware kits can significantly decrease the chance of a bear accessing the contents of curbside totes. However, given enough time, a determined bear may still be able to access the contents. This is why the best way to protect people, properties and bears is to store totes inside a solid structure (e.g. a garage or a shed) until the morning of curbside collection.
Bear-resistant hardware kits are available for garbage totes for a $60 installation fee. Available to CVRD electoral area garbage collection customers only. Fill out and submit the Tote Exchange Form (see link above) to order.
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