New solid waste collection schedules will be delivered to all homes this week


The City of Nanaimo is reminding residents to check their mail box for their solid waste collection schedule.

The schedules are being delivered by Canada Post this week.

Due to the implementation of Sort Toss Roll, the new automated collection program in the month of July, residents are asked to check their calendar carefully as some changes have been made to routes and your route and collection day may have changed.

Link to Strategic Plan: The New collection schedule supports the City's ongoing commitment to sustainability; through recycling more at the curb we take more responsibility for the protection of our environment.

Key Points

  • Your Garbage, Green Bin and Recycling Collection Schedule will be delivered to your home soon.
  • Please keep your schedule in a handy place. This years schedule covers an 18 month period from July 2018 to December 2019.
  • Residents are asked to pay special attention to the month of July as, for some routes, it may not follow a regular collection pattern. This is because the City is working the implement the new automated collection program Sort Toss Roll in the month of July.
  • If you are new to the automated collection program your carts will be delivered between mid June and mid July. Please check your calendar for the triangle symbol which will indicate when you are to first begin using your new carts.


"Please check your mailbox for your new collection schedule which will be mailed out this week. The new collection schedule covers a period of 18 months and importantly includes information on when the new automated service, Sort Toss Roll, will begin for residents in South and North Nanaimo.

The new schedule also showcases the dates of our two annual reuse events; the Nanaimo Recycles Trunk Sale, which is back this year following an excellent inaugural event in last year, and the Reuse Reuse Rendezvous weekend, which has been moved from spring to summer in the hopes that we can secure some better weather for our city wide swap meet.

I would like to ask residents to check their new schedule carefully as their collection route may have changed. I would also like to encourage residents to download our free waste reminder app for smart phones, Nanaimo Recycles, or to call Public Works to sign up for free the telephone reminder service."

Manager of Sanitation and Recycling
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • Canada Post will be delivering around 28,500 calendars to homes in Nanaimo.
  • Residents can also access their collection schedule online at
  • The Nanaimo Recycles app provides free pick up reminders to your smart phone and is available to download free from Google Play and the Apple iStore. The app will be updated with new schedule information at the end of June.
  • If you do not have a smart phone you can sign up to receive free telephone reminders of your waste collection day by calling 250 758 5222.


David Thompson
Manager of Sanitation and Recycling
City of Nanaimo
250 756 5495

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