Curbside Food Waste Collection

Food waste is collected weekly.

Egmont / Pender Harbour residents can self-haul food waste to the Pender Harbour Transfer Station.

Here are some important things to know about your curbside food waste collection:

  • The SCRD provides a 45-litre green bin. If your green bin goes missing please contact 604-885-6806.
  • The maximum weight that can be collected is 20 kilograms (44 lbs).
  • Bin must be placed at the end of your driveway by 8:00 a.m. on the morning of your collection.
  • Compostable plastic bags allowed as bin liners – must say “BPI Certified Compostable”

  • Bread and pastries
  • Dairy – dairy products, cheese, eggs/shells
  • Fish – raw, cooked, bones, soft shells from lobster, crab or shrimp
  • Fruit and vegetables – raw, cooked, whole, peelings
  • Meat and bones – raw, cooked or bones
  • Tea and coffee grounds – paper tea bags, tea leaves, coffee grounds & filters
  • Food soiled paper – paper towels, paper plates, paper napkins, food soiled cardboard, food soiled newspaper (e.g. food wrapped in newspaper)
  • Cut flowers, flower bunches and house plant cuttings

  • Garbage
  • Liquids of any kind
  • Butcher, parchment or waxed paper
  • Dryer lint, vacuum contents
  • Elastics, staples, twist ties
  • Hair – pet or human
  • Hard shells from clams or oysters
  • Plastics of any kind, including compostable or biodegradable as these are not compatible with our local composting facility
  • Pet waste, pet hair or pet litter
  • Recyclables such as newspaper, paper, metal/plastic containers; please take these to the recyling depot
  • Stickers on produce
  • Yard or garden green waste