Solid waste collections during snowy conditions

Summary

As weather conditions allow, solid waste collection drivers will attempt pickup on scheduled routes on Monday, February 19. However, Nanaimo residents are advised that, due to snow coverage and challenging road conditions, solid waste collection in some areas may be missed, particularly in areas at higher elevation.

The City would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding.

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Key Points

  • If your garbage collection is missed please take it back in. We will collect it on your next scheduled garbage day. For Monday, February 19 routes that will be Monday, March 5. We will take extra garbage on that date (no need for a tag).
  • If your Kitchen Waste collection is missed please take it back in. We will collect it on your next scheduled kitchen waste collection day. For Monday's routes that will be Monday, February 26. If you have too much kitchen waste you can place it in your garbage (this is an exception for snowy weather only).
  • If your recycling is missed please take it back in. We will collect it on your next scheduled recycling day. For Monday, February 19 routes that will be Monday, March 5. We will take extra on that date.
  • When placing your waste at the curb please be mindful of your Refuse Collector and place your bins and bags in areas that are accessible and as free from snow and ice as possible.

Quotes

"Collection crews will work to make as many collections as possible today. All garbage trucks are equipped with chains to help crews in the snowy weather. I would like to thank residents in advance for their understanding should their collection be missed and to reassure them that we will collect double the amount of garbage on your next collection day with no need for a tag."

Manager of Sanitation, Recycling and Public Works Administration
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • Public Works is currently receiving high call volumes, please only make a call if the matter is urgent.
  • Please refer to the City's web page and social media accounts for updates.
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Contact:

Charlotte Davis
Manager of Sanitation, Recycling and Public Works Administration
City of Nanaimo
250-758-5222

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