Holidays disrupt curbside pickup

Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 pick-up will be moved to the following day

City of Campbell River residents who take their garbage and recyclables to the curb on Tuesdays are reminded that Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 pick-up will be moved to the following day.

There will be no other changes in days for waste collection, and regular collection resumes for Tuesdays after the holidays.

“There’s no change in collection days on any other day of the week. This change applies to the two Tuesdays only,” says Jennifer Peters, the city’s utilities manager. “People scheduled for Wednesday pick-up following Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, during the holidays should be aware that collection times may vary from normal because Emterra is covering two routes those days.”

The tradition of extra garbage collection over the holidays will also continue this year.

“From Dec. 26 to Jan. 7, Emterra will accept extra trash for curbside collection to help people clear away after the holidays,” Peters adds.

No tags will be required for extra containers, but the weight limit still applies. Each container must weigh no more than 20 kg or 44 pounds.

Questions about waste collection? Please contact Emterra at 250-286-0211.

Campbell River waste collection guidelines and map are posted on the City’s website ( under Waste Collection. The same location offers information about weekly unlimited recycling, including pick-up of plastics #1-7.

Residents are also reminded that an online directory ( provides current information about where to return and re-purpose more items than those picked up through curbside collection.

Residents without Internet access can pick up paper copies of waste collection information at City facilities or from Emterra drivers.

And, people who miss the opportunity to have their Christmas tree chipped (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan.5 at the Sportsplex), can take it to the city’s yard waste drop-off centre, which is open year-round Friday to Tuesday (closed Wednesday and Thursday), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located on the We Wai Kai Nation land, west side of Highway 19.

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