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Curbside Garbage Collection

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  1. What is the Service?
  2. Wildlife Aware
  3. Extra Garbage Stickers
  4. Missed Collection, Holidays and Extreme Weather
  5. What's In and What's Out
  6. Garbage Drop-Off
  7. Recycling
  8. Reduction of Annual Garbage Fee

What is the service?

  • Every-other-week collection of Accepted Garbage
  • Resident provided 77 litre can
  • Maximum weight 20kg (44lbs)

Your garbage can should be placed at the end of your driveway on the day of your collection by 8:00am and brought inside for storage as soon as possible.

Remove any device securing the lid (e.g. bungee cord) once the garbage can is placed out for collection.

For information on the Green Bin, food waste collection service, please click here.

For information on the collection schedule, please click here.

To view the Curbside Collection Guide, please click here.

SCRD Collects App - Never miss a collection with personalized reminders by text, email or phone, view your collection schedule and use the "what goes where" for recycling. Click here for links to the Google or Apple Apps.


Garbage is one of the main reasons bears and other wild animals come to our neighbourhoods, increasing the likelihood of human-wildlife conflict.

There are several simple steps you can take to ensure you're properly handling your garbage:

  • Keep your garbage in the house or in a secured enclosed area.
  • Only put out your garbage can by 8am on your collection day (never put it out overnight).
  • Keep your garbage cans clean (washing your can helps reduce odours).

For more information, please visit WildSafeBC.


Extra garbage cans are permitted if tagged with a garbage sticker. Extra garbage stickers cost $2.50 each.

Stickers are available from:

  • Gibsons Home Hardware, 921 Gibsons Way
  • Mail cheques to Sunshine Coast Regional District, 1975 Field Road, Sechelt
  • Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm at SCRD Administration Office, 1975 Field Road, Sechelt

missed Garbage collection

Call the Waste Management's collection partner Salish Soils at 604-885-5383 or email them at If you require further assistance or if you green bin has gone missing please contact the SCRD at 604-885-6806.

Never miss a collection with personalized reminders by text, email or phone, view your collection schedule and use the "what goes where" for recycling.

Check your phone's app store or find the link to the Google or Apple App here:


Garbage is collected on all statutory holidays except Christmas Day, December 25.

Christmas - If your garbage collection day falls on Christmas Day collection will be rescheduled to a different day that week (there are no holiday disruptions until 2024).

Extreme Weather - If your garbage is not collected on your designated day due to extreme weather please check our main webpage or the SCRD Collects phone app for updates.

What's In

  • municipal (residential) solid waste (garbage) of a non-toxic nature;
  • garbage generated by residential premises from normal household use, and;
  • garbage capable of being contained in a garbage can.

What's Out

  • yard and garden waste
  • food waste
  • land clearing waste
  • construction/demolition waste such as wood, gypsum
  • free liquids of any kind
  • commercial, industrial, institutional waste
  • hazardous, explosive, chemical waste
  • hot or burning material
  • waste oil, petroleum by-products
  • paint
  • lead acid batteries


Extra garbage, or materials not accepted with your garbage collection service could be accepted at the Sechelt Landfill, click here for more information.


Household recycling can be taken to one of three SCRD Recycling Depots. Click here for depot locations and accepted materials.

Over 100 items can be dropped off for free for recycling! Check the SCRD's Recycling Directory or BC's Recycling Hotline.

Learn how you can reduce your waste by visiting


Owners of an eligible property who meet the following criteria, can apply for a reduction of their Annual SCRD garbage collection fee:

  • Your total tax from column A of your most recent rural property tax notice is less than $1,145.00, and;
  • You are eligible for the Additional Home Owner Grant.

Please contact our office to apply for a reduction if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Property owners who qualify will have their garbage collection fee reduced by an amount equal to the portion of the Additional Home Owner Grant that the owner was unable to use to reduce the amount of property taxes payable.

Please note: you have to apply each year and applications for a fee reduction have to be made between April 30th and June 15th. Applications after the Utility Bill due date, June 15th, will not be eligible. For information about the Addition Home Owner Grant and the Province's deadlines, please contact the Province.