Curbside collection changes for the holiday season

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

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

“There’s no change in collection on any other day of the week. This change applies to the two Fridays only,” says Amber Zirnhelt, the City’s manager of community planning and development services. “Households scheduled for Monday pick-up following Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 should be aware that collection times may vary from normal because Emterra is covering two routes those days.”

While residents are encouraged to recycle as much as possible, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 8, Emterra will accept extra garbage during curbside collection to help people clear away after the holidays. 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.

“We encourage you to find creative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle this holiday. For last-minute green gift ideas, try gift certificates for local services such as a restaurant, movie passes, swimming or skating passes, a massage or other activities,” Zirnhelt suggests.

Residents are also encouraged to recycle Styrofoam packaging, plastic wrap, and glass at the Island Return It Centre on Willow Street or at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre on Argonaut Road.

Please direct questions about waste collection to Emterra at 250-286-0211.

Campbell River waste collection guidelines and routes schedule are posted on the City’s website ( under City Services (click Garbage, Recycling & Yardwaste). The same location offers information about weekly unlimited recycling.

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