Garbage and Recycling Projects and Initiatives

Keep Nanaimo Clean

We are working to keep our city clean with the Keep Nanaimo Clean campaign. The campaign aims to eliminate litter and improve the cleanliness of Nanaimo. These are ambitious goals but, with your help, we can achieve them. Please take a look at some of our recent posters that were developed to make people think twice before they create litter. You are free to print these images and use them to help us keep Nanaimo clean. 


Keep Nanaimo Clean Poster - Bin Your Butt

Keep Nanaimo Clean Poster - Poop Fairy

Keep Nanaimo Clean Poster - Wish You Were Here

Keep Nanaimo Clean Poster - What Dropping Litter Makes You Look Like - Man

Keep Nanaimo Clean Poster - What Dropping Litter Makes You Look Like - Women

Assistance Program

A small number of properties have historically been provided a service where their recycling or trash receptacles are carried out from the house to the truck; this is based on special circumstances, when there is no other option for the resident.

There is currently no formalized criteria for eligibility for carry-out requests.  Each request is assessed individually.  In general, eligibility is assessed on medical circumstances, local conditions, availability of family, friends or neighbours to move receptacles to the street.  

Going forward, a written policy may be developed for requests that balances provision of the service with operational needs and efficiency.  It is expected it will include a more formal set of criteria, some form of agreement and a provision for regular review.  This will help ensure more uniform fulfillment of requests.  The limits of the ability of the organization to provide the service will also be assessed.

Last updated: January 22, 2018

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