Winter Weather Tips
In a severe winter weather event, collection may be delayed or rescheduled. Information will be communicated as a Service Alert through the Nanaimo Recycles reminder system. Visit our Curbside Collection Schedule page to sign up to receive Service Alerts.
If there is an accumulation of snow, please ensure your carts are accessible to the mechanical arms on the trucks.
Make sure your carts can be collected by setting them out in a cleared driveway, or clear a pad for each cart that is approximately one meter by one meter. Follow normal cart placement guidelines.
Do not place your carts on top of or behind a snow pile -- they might not be accessible to the mechanical arms of the truck, or they might pose risk of falling onto the roadway when they are set back down after being lifted. Please ensure your carts are not blocking vehicle or pedestrian traffic.