Garbage & Recycling Information

Reminder: Please ensure your bin is out no later than 8:00 a.m. Waste Management is unable to come back to completed routes due to bins not being out on time.

Service disruption updates

Due to a staffing shortage at Waste Management there will be changes to schedules and missed pick-up dates. 

Missed pick-ups and recovery dates are posted here for 7 days.

Updates are available on the Waste Management Service Alerts Page

Download the Sechelt Citizen App from the Apple or Google stores for updates provided directly to your phone. 

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Updates are also posted to the District Facebook page.  
Please contact Waste Management’s call centre at 1-800-774-9748 to register a complaint.

Dumpsters for household garbage and recycling will be available at 5920 Sechelt Inlet Road if there is a route down from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Please be assured that the information being sent out by the District of Sechelt is current and correct at the time of publishing, however, this information can/will change on short notice, during the course of a collection day or after normal work hours. We are working with Waste Management to receive updates in a timelier manner, especially if the collection schedule changes during a collection, or makeup collection, day.


Pickup Disruption Update - October 22, 2021

Due to driver shortage,  organics collection for the Davis Bay route will not receive service Friday October 22, 2021.

Recovery Plan

This route will be picked up Saturday October 23, 2021.

Pickup Disruption Update - October 8, 2021

Due to driver shortage, collection for the following list of properties did not receive service Friday October 8, 2021:

  • Selma Park/Davis Bay - from Selma Park Road to Hazelnut Lane - ORGANICS
  • Upper West Sechelt - north of Norwest Bay Road from Mason Road to Highway 101 - GARBAGE


Recovery Plan

This route will be picked up Saturday October 9, 2021.


Pickup Disruption Update - September 27, 2021

Due to driver shortage, recycling collection for the following list of properties did not receive service Monday September 27. A full list of impacted properties can be found here and here

Recovery Plan

This route will be picked up Wednesday, September 29.

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Pickup Disruption Update - September 24, 2021

Due to driver shortage, garbage collection for the Davis Bay route will not receive service Friday September 24. 

Recovery Plan

This route will be picked up Monday, September 27.

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Pickup Disruption Update - September 14, 2021

Due to driver shortage, garbage collection for the Downtown and lower West Sechelt route did not receive service Tuesday September 14. A full list of impacted properties can be found here.

Recovery Plan

This route will be picked up Saturday, September 18.

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Pickup Disruption Update - September 17, 2021

Waste Management is unable to complete the collection of garbage scheduled on this route Friday, September 17, due to a driver shortage. 

Please do not place garbage bins at the curb on Friday, September 17, and secure safely to prevent wildlife access. 

Recovery Plan

Place garbage curbside by 8 am on Saturday, September 18

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Pickup Disruption Update - September 13, 2021

All homes that were missed for recycling Monday September 13 will be recovered Wednesday September 15.

**September 16 Update**

It has been noted that some residences on Emily Way, Norwest Bay Road and Nickerson Road were missed during the recovery (September 15) pickup. If your residence on these roads were missed, please put your bins out by 8:00 am tomorrow, September 17th for recovery.


Sechelt solid waste collection

All garbage materials must be completely contained in garbage bags, no loose garbage, loose tissues, or personnel hygiene products will be picked up. 

The 2021 Sechelt collection calendar can be viewed here.


Recycling is picked up bi-weekly on Mondays. Please use the collections waste wizard below to view the schedule in your area. For a list of what can go in your blue recycling bin look it up in the waste wizard below or go to the recycle bc website for general recycling information. 

No glass in any curb side blue box recycling in Sechelt –all glass must go to depots either Salish Soils or Gibsons recycling depot.

Please do not use plastic bags for the over flow of recycling. 
These will damage the machinery in the recycling trucks. Over flow items can be put out in cardboard boxes, tote bins that are easy for the drivers to dump into the truck, or bundled with non-plastic twine

Extra recycling can be put out with your bin in a second clean bin or a cardboard box. 

The recycling collection zone map can be found here.


Garbage is picked up weekly on either Tuesdays or Fridays depending on your neighborhood.  Put your bin out before 8 am. See the schedule below for additional information.

  • Garbage is limited to one standard (80l) garbage bin per household, no heavier than 20kgs (44lbs)
  • Extra cans / bags will require garbage tags -  purchased from the municipal office for $4.00 each
  • Make sure the tag is easily visible on the bag or can 

Secure all waste so it is not an attractant to wildlife. Learn more about reducing wildlife and human interactions on our wildlife page. 

Note: there is no waste pick up on Christmas day but all other holidays continue with the usual schedule. 

The garbage collection zone map can be found here.



Waste collection schedule and alerts

Contact Information

  • Waste Management (604-885-4246) has the garbage and recycling collection contract for the District of Sechelt.
  • Sechelt Landfill (604 885-6889). The Sechelt Landfill (managed by the Sunshine Coast Regional District) is located at 4901 Dusty Road off of Sechelt Inlet Road. See the SCRD website for hours, tipping fees and a list of accepted materials.
  • Gibsons Recycling (604-740-1425) accepts electronic waste and many other items including styrofoam, paint cans, fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs, book etc.
  • Sunshine Coast Regional District Recycling Directory  to find out where to recycle on the Sunshine Coast.