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 City of Nanaimo's online interactive recycling directory.

City of Nanaimo Recycling "What Goes Where" wizard

Additional garbage

You can take your extra garbage to the following locations:

Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill.

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

Alpine Disposal

  • 2250 McGarrigle Road, Nanaimo, BC
  • Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30pm
  • (250) 751-1089

Yard waste

We do not collect yard waste at the curbside.  Note:  The new automated curbside collection carts will accept yard and garden waste.

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. Alpine Disposal and Recycling
    • 2250 McGarrigle Road
    • Open Mon-Sat, 8:00am-4:30pm
    • (250) 751-1089
  2. Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill
    • 1105 Cedar Road
    • Open Mon-Sun, 8am-5pm (closed on statutory holidays)
    • (250) 722-2044    
  3. DBL Disposal
    • 333 Tenth Street, Nanaimo
    • Open Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm & Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
    • (250) 741-8923
    • also accepts scrap metal, demolition waste & clean fill
  4. Pacific Coast Waste Management
    • Biggs Pit Road, past the Brannen Lake Campsites
    • Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm & Sat 9am-4:30pm & Sun 10am-4pm 
    • (250) 756-0773
    • also accepts scrap metals, appliances, construction waste, dirt & fill and rock debris
  5. McNutt Enterprises
    • 1820 Schoolhouse Road, Nanaimo
    • Open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm & Sat 8am-4pm 
    • (250) 714-1112
    • only accepts grass & leaves.
  6. Sharecost Rentals & Sales
    • 1716 Northfield Road, Nanaimo
    • Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm & Sat 8am-4pm 
    • (250) 758-2401
    • accepts all yard & garden waste, excavated dirt & fill, concrete & rock debris

Last updated: March 27, 2018

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