Last updated: May 28, 2019

Want to meet our staff and ask some questions about the Sort Toss Roll Program?

Come and check out our events and displays!  Staff will be available to answer any of your garbage and recycling questions at the following events:

Maffeo Sutton Park Canada Day Celebrations July 1st from 11am to 3:30pm

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The Nanaimo Recycles Trunk Sale - Country Club Mall Parking lot, July 27 from 9am to 2pm 

The sale consists of vendors selling their unwanted items from the trunk of their car to bargain hunters. This free reuse event aims to give unwanted household items a longer lease on life and to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

This sale is intended to promote reuse and recycling of unwanted “garage sale” type items. No retail-type booths or sale of new items will be permitted. The only new items permitted for sale are items made from recycled materials.

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Reuse Rendevous (Weekend Event) - August 10 & 11 

Looking to declutter your home, garage or workplace? Give old household items a new life with the City of Nanaimo's annual curbside event.

Set items in front of your house on Friday evening or Saturday morning and be sure to mark them as “Free”! On Saturday & Sunday, people are invited to cruise the streets and help themselves to any of the goodies, free of charge. Any items remaining must be taken back in by the owner; the City will NOT be collecting these items. The event is intended as a unique opportunity to give away unwanted items.

Vancouver Island Exhibition (VIEx), Beban Park, August 23, 24 & 25 from 10am to 3:30pm

Come and look for the Sort Toss Roll display!

Click here for VIEx info

Have questions?

Call the Sort - Toss - Roll Hotline at 250-756-5390 or email

Nanaimo Recycles

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