Garbage Quick Facts

A charge of fourteen ($14.00) dollars per unit per month is imposed on every owner of a dwelling unit.  This covers - one 77 litre (44 pound) container per household picked up every second week.  If you have extra garbage, tickets can be purchased for $2.00 or a book of 6 for $10.00, at City Hall, 410 Esplanade, or Frank Jameson Community Centre, 810 6th Avenue.  All garbage cans must have handles.   Acceptable garbage items are listed on the collection schedule below, while our Organics and Recycling Separation fact sheet helps you know what you can recycle or put into the organics collection.

Organics, Recycling & Garbage Collection Schedules

Not sure what route you are on?  Find out on the "Collections Route by Street" document, look for your road and it will show you the colour and number of your schedule.  Once you know which schedule is yours open the corresponding document. All garbage must be out by 8 a.m. on your pickup day

Other Services / Resources:

A great resource for finding a place to recycle something is the Recycling Council of British Columbia Recyclopedia.  The CVRD also has a Cowichan Recyclopedia.  Or call the CVRD Recycling Hotline at 1.800.665.3955.
For information on the CVRD Woodstove Replacement Program click here.

Woodstove Replacement Program

Replace your smoky, old wood burning appliance with a new cleaner-burning heating appliance and receive a rebate.

Visit the CVRD website for more details:

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Tips for sorting recycling at home

  • Have separate containers for sorting recycling to stay organized. For example, a bin for curbside recycling, and then separate bins for depot recycling such as glass or soft plastics.
  • Have the sorting guide from the town collection schedule somewhere visible.
  • Make sure that containers are properly rinsed before placing them in the bin.
  • Flatten items and put things in the bin loose. No plastic bags!
  • Try and reuse containers to reduce waste and purchase items with little to no packaging.
  • Get creative! Use tote bags, crates, or whatever you have around the house for storing recycling.

Recyclable Soft Plastics

Plastics and glass sm   

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Peerless Road Recycling Station

In 2013, the facility underwent a major renovation and expansion.  Peerless Road Depot is now the region's largest public recycling drop off depot, hosting 21 grade-separated bays and extensive covered areas.

Hours are as follows: (Excluding Holidays)
November 1 - March 31 Wednesday,
Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.              
April 1 - October 31
to Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

For more information please contact:  1.800.665.3955 or check out the CVRD Recycling website page.

Please note that drywall is no longer accepted at CVRD Recyling and Garbage Drop-off Depots.