Curbside collection calendars will be delivered soon

New two-year format saves money and reduces emissions


Each December the City of Nanaimo delivers curbside collection calendars to homes. This year, the calendar will contain both 2023 and the 2024 schedules in an easy to read format.

Organizing a two-year curbside calendar is expected to result in over $30,000 of savings and a reduction of emissions.

An online version of the curbside collection schedule is available any time. Simply visit or download the Nanaimo Recycles app for free from the App Store or Google Play.

Link to Strategic Plan: The New collection schedule supports the City's ongoing commitment to sustainability: a two-year calendar reduces paper use and energy.

Key Points

  • 2023 and 2024 Garbage, Organics and Recycling Collection Schedules will be delivered to Nanaimo households.
  • Residents are asked to maintain calendars in good condition as new ones will not be delivered next year.
  • Creating a two-year calendar is expected to save approximately $30,000 in costs.


"Make sure you check your mailboxes, Nanaimo! Beginning next week, your new and improved curbside calendar will arrive. If you prefer to go digital, the Nanaimo Recycles app is all you need for collection day reminders, figuring out what goes in what bin and to report a public works or parks-related issue. It’s free to download and so easy to use."

City of Nanaimo

"Over the past couple of years, optimizing and realigning routes reduced unnecessary driving distances, fuel consumption and carbon emissions while increased the efficiency and reliability of our curbside collection services. We are happy to introduce a change to a two year printed schedule, continuing the trend of increasing savings and efficiency in City operations."

General Manager of Engineering and Public Works
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • 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 App Store.
  • If you do not have a smart phone you can sign up to receive free telephone reminders of your waste collection day on our website .
  • The paper and font size has increased slightly for the 2023 and 2024 schedules.


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