The Garbage Barge is Back for Islands Clean Up

Tags:  2023 | News Release
Date Released: April 25, 2023

The garbage barge will be back on the water this summer for the Islands Clean Up.

Islands Clean Up is an annual residential garbage and recycling collection service for island residences on Anvil, Gambier, Keats, and surrounding islands, Thormanby, Trail, Hardy and Nelson Islands.

Seven separate events are planned through the summer months, starting with Gambier Island Flag stops on July 8 and 9 and ending with Nelson and Hardy islands on Saturday, August 19.

This year’s special items for collection include tires, batteries, household paint and propane tanks. Registration is required for special items at all events and to reserve a flag stop. Register, review schedule of events and find more information on the items accepted at

Andrea Patrao, Solid Waste Programs Coordinator, Solid Waste Services
Sunshine Coast Regional District
Tel.: 604-885-6800