Zero Waste Initiatives
Annual Solid Waste Summary Report
To see a summary of the waste collected through the curbside Sort Toss Roll program, view the inaugural 2019 Solid Waste Summary Report.
Single Use Carryout Bags
The City of Nanaimo is dedicated to protecting our environment and infrastructure. As a result, we are keen to reduce the impact that single-use checkout bags have in our community and beyond.
For more information on this project visit the project page: Reducing Single Use Checkout Bags in Nanaimo
Follow this handy guide to choose the best takeout containers for your food/restaurant: Takeout Container Brochure
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. Rather than litter, please recycle your recyclables and take your garbage home or hold onto it until you come to a community garbage can.
We are striving to give greener! Choose to gift an experience or an item with as little packaging as possible. Shop local and make, bake or create gifts. Think edible, digital and reusable. Use recyclable wrapping and avoid plastic bows and ribbon. Let's make memories, not waste. Give a gift that keeps on giving - both to friends and family and back to the planet.