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Curbside Collection

Program Details

The Curbside Collection Program is contracted out to Progressive Waste Solutions, formerly known as BFI. This program is compulsory and residents are not able to opt out.

If your garbage, recyclable materials, or yard waste do not get picked up on schedule, please call Progressive Waste Solutions Canada at 250-490-3888 or 1-866-998-4888.

Please recycle! The mandatory separation and collection of recyclable materials will significantly reduce the amount of unnecessary garbage entering our landfill. In addition to preserving landfill space, recycling ensures that materials like paper, plastic, and metals are returned to the manufacturing process where they can be made into new products instead of requiring the harvest of raw materials from the environment.

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For more information, please visit the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) website.

Residential Collection

The Residential Curbside Collection Program consists of thec ollection of garbage, recyclable materials, and yard waste. Garbage is collected weekly, recyclable materials are collected biweekly, and yard waste is collected 10 times per year. To find out your collection days for garbage, recyclable materials and yard waste, please download a copy of 2017 Curbside Collection Calendar and additional information.(1MB PDF)

The following is a summary of requirements for the various types of collection:

1. Residential Garbage collection requirements:

  • Garbage is collected weekly
  • The weekly limit is 2 bags of garbage with each bag having a maximum weight of 25 kg (55 lb)
  • If you have more than 2 bags, you can purchase Extra Bag Tags at $2.50 each, available from the Municipal Hall, the Works and Utilities Department, or the Summerland Landfill
  • Residents are asked to use dark-coloured bags for their garbage
  • These bags may be placed in containers
  • Do not place hazardous waste (paint, gas, pesticides), recyclable materials, or yard waste in these bags
  • Make sure your garbage is placed at the curb by 7:00 am

2. Residential Recyclable Collection requirements:

  • Recyclable materials are collected every second week
  • Residents must use clear blue or clear bags
  • There is no limit on the number of bags, with each bag having a maximum weight of 25 kg (55 lb)
  • There is no need to sort recyclable materials as they can all be mixed in the same blue or clear bag
  • To find out what recyclable materials are accepted at the curb and what recyclables are accepted at the Landfill Recycling Depot click here for a copy of the Curbside Recycling News May 2014 (188KB PDF).
  • Mixed blue bags are no longer accepted at the landfill.

3. Residential Yard Waste Collection requirements:

There will be 10 yard waste pickup dates per year for single family residents. Yard waste may be placed in plastic containers, steel containers, or kraft paper yard bags. Clear plastic bags are not accepted.

If you are using containers, they must have a "Yard Waste Only" sticker on the outside. "Yard Waste Only" stickers are available for free at Municipal Hall or at the Works and Utilities Department. Using a container will save you the cost of purchasing kraft paper bags.

Multi-Family Collection Only

The Multi-Family Curbside Collection Program only provides for the collection of recyclable materials and does not include the collection of garbage or yard waste.

The following is a summary of requirements for multi-family collection of recyclable materials:

1. Multi-Family Recyclable Collection requirements:

  • Recyclable materials are collected every second week
  • Residents must use clear blue or clear bags
  • There is no limit on the number of bags with each bag having a maximum weight of 25 kg (55 lb)
  • There is no need to sort recyclable materials – they can all be mixed in the same blue or clear bag
  • To find out what recyclable materials are accepted at the curb and what recyclables are accepted at the Landfill Recycling Depot, download a copy of the Curbside Recycling News (188KB PDF).
  • Mixed Blue Bags are no longer accepted at the landfill.

Program Fees

The fee for single family residential garbage, recyclable materials, and yard waste collection is currently $11.10 monthly, $10.00 if paid by the due date. This fee will automatically be added to your utility bill each month.

The fee for multi-family residential recyclable materials collection is currently $3.50 per month, $3.15 if paid by the due date.

Additional Information

2017 Curbside Collection Calendar
Curbside Recycling News (188KB PDF).

To Contact the Works and Utilities Department:
Phone: 250-494-0431
Fax: 250-494-3399
Email: worksandutilities@summerland.ca