Curbside Collection

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The District of Squamish provides bi-weekly garbage, recycling and organics collection through a contract with Carney's Waste Systems. 

Tote Safety:

  • If you need to reach into your tote for any reason, ensure that the tote will not roll away from you and that the lid is opened fully. 
  • Please ensure your yard waste/organics totes are closed at the time of collection. Totes with flipped back lids and tree branches longer than 24" or greater than 2" in diameter can both damage the bearproof banding on your tote and disable the truck. Any overfilled totes will be marked indicating "oversized yard waste" and will not be serviced on collection day. 

Curbside Collection Frequently Asked Questions

What goes in each bin (printable poster)

Garbage tote size-based fee

The costs of each garbage tote size are outlined below for 2017. The single solid waste fee, as determined by the size of your garbage tote, also covers the cost of collection and processing of recycling and organics. There is no additional charge for recycling and organics totes. Garbage tote sizes can be exchanged once per year. 

Recycling and Organics tote sizes

At this time, the District only has the medium size (65 gal/246 litre) recycling totes available. The majority of organics totes are also the medium size, however a limited number of small organics totes (32 gallon/120 litre) have been provided to townhouse residents.

2017 Solid Waste Utility Fees

Solid Waste Utility fees cover the full year of organics, recycling and garbage collection, the landfill operations and sets aside reserve funds for future costs of waste disposal and landfill closure. The Squamish landfill is currently expected to reach capacity in 2017. The Solid Waste Utility is revenue neutral – fees are set in order to cover the costs of providing solid waste services.

Solid Waste Utility 2017 Annual Fee* 
(*Provisional until the updated bylaw is considered by Council)  

(Annual fee includes Garbage, Recycling, and Organics collection)

Garbage
Tote Size
Volume  2017 Annual Fee 
Small 35 gal/132 litre $190
Medium 65 gal/246 litre $263
Large 95 gal/356 litre $405

 Multi-year comparison

Year Garbage Fee
2017 $190/$263/$405
Based on small, medium or large garbage tote, and includes recycling and organics tote
2016 $190/$239/$352
Based on small, medium or large garbage tote, and includes recycling and organics totes
2015    $185/$212/$289
Based on small, medium or large garbage tote, and includes recycling and organics totes
2014 $160
Includes garbage and recycling totes, and seasonal yard waste collection
2013 $145
Includes garbage and recycling totes only