Garbage and Yard Waste Drop Off

Here are some handy tips to help you solve your disposal issues:

Recycling locations

To find out where to take different items locally, use the Regional District of Nanaimo's online interactive recycling directory.

RDN Recycling Directory 

Additional garbage

You can take your extra garbage to the Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill.

  • 1105 Cedar Road, Nanaimo, BC
  • Monday - Sunday 8am - 5pm (closed on statutory holidays)
  • (250) 722-2044 

Yard waste

We do not collect yard waste at the curbside.

If you choose not to compost your yard waste at home you can either:

  1. Take it to one of the facilities listed below or
  2. Arrange for a private company to come and get it for you.

Here are the list of places in the City where you can take your yard waste:

  1. The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange
    • Open 7 days a week, 7:00am-7:00pm
    • 2477 Kenworth Road
    • (250) 758-7777
  2. Alpine Disposal and Recycling
    • 2250 McGarrigle Road
    • Open Mon-Sat, 8:00am-4:30pm
    • (250) 751-1089
  3. Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill
    • 1105 Cedar Road
    • Open Mon-Sun, 8am-5pm (closed on statutory holidays)
    • (250) 722-2044
  4. Alpine Disposal and Recycling
    • 2250 McGarrigle Road, Nanaimo
    • Open Mon-Fri, 8-4:30, Sat 8-4 and closed Sun & holidays
    • 250-751-1089
    • also accepts scrap metal
  5. DBL Disposal
    • 333 Tenth Street, Nanaimo
    • Open Mon-Fri, 8-5 & Sat-Sun 9-4
    • 250-741-8923
    • also accepts scrap metal, demolition waste & clean fill

Last updated: August 4, 2017

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