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Organic Waste Collection in Multi-Family Buildings

Private Solid Waste Collection

If you live in an apartment, a condo, a strata or a trailer park you will receive solid waste collection services from a private hauler. This is because we do not provide solid waste collection services to any buildings over fourplex in size.

Your building manager or Strata Council is responsible for the provision of solid waste collection services where you live.  You may wish to ask them to contact your solid waste hauler to discuss adding kitchen waste collection to the building’s garbage collection contract. There are many private haulers who will provide this service. The Recycling Council of BC maintains a list. Call 604-RECYCLE (732-9253). 

Tools and Resources

We hear on a regular basis from residents of multi-family buildings that they would like to set up a kitchen waste collection service in their building. While we cannot deliver these services directly we do recognise the need to promote these services in Nanaimo. We have worked together with the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange to develop tools and resources to make this possible.

  • Organic Waste Brochure - This information brochure is designed to be given out to residents when you implement organics waste collection in your building. It provides information on what should and should not go in the green bin.
  • Letter to residents - This letter is designed to be given to residents to notify them that organics waste collection is coming to their building

These resources were produced by the City of Nanaimo in conjunction with the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange.

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