Garbage Collection and Disposal
June 6, 2020
City Reinstates Garbage Tags

As of June 15th, the City of Powell River will return to garbage tags for each bag.


Tags cost $2 per bag and are for sale at: City Hall, Quality Foods, Mitchell Brothers, Save-On-Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Top of the Hill Grocery & Gas Bar, and Townsite Grocery Store. No tags are required for recycling, and routes and scheduling remain unchanged.


Reminder to have all curbside items on the curb by 7:30 am on your scheduled day to ensure there is no service disruption.

March 26, 2020
Waste Facility Safety: Additional Considerations


  • Do NOT visit a facility if you are feeling unwell, experiencing flu-like symptoms or have potentially been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Consider if your trip is absolutely essential, or if it can wait.
  • If you have access to curbside collection, please use that service and do not go to recycling depots or waste facilities unless absolutely necessary.
  • Customers must observe social distancing while on site.

Please be patient as these measures are put in place to keep all residents, staff and contractors safe.


Medical Waste (Tissues, Wet wipes, Rubber Gloves, Face Masks, etc)
  • Ensure medical waste and products like used tissues, disinfecting wipes, face masks and rubber gloves are placed in the GARBAGE ONLY
  • Ensure that ALL GARBAGE items are bagged, and not loose.

March 19, 2020
City Resident Curbside Garbage Pick-Up – Garbage Bag Tag Changes

The first two garbage bags (per each scheduled pick up day) from single-family households do not require a bag tag. See the Media Release on the City’s website for more information.


The City of Powell River provides weekly curbside garbage collection. Schedule details are available on the City’s website or to pick up a hard copy of the schedule and curbside guidelines visit City Hall.


Tla’amin Nation provides weekly curbside garbage pick-up. For details contact the Tla’amin Public Works at 778-400-8860.


There is no public garbage collection service for electoral area residents. Rural residents can contact Sunshine Disposal & Recycling at 604-485-0167 to set up private household garbage and recycling hauling services.


Rural institutional, commercial or industrial operators can contact Sunshine Disposal & Recycling or Augusta Recyclers Inc. for waste, recycling and organics pickup services.


Garbage Collection Depots
Augusta Recyclers
Location: 7346 Highway 101 (one quarter mile south of the Beach Garden’s Resort)
Phone: 604-485-4072
Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Saturday
Material & Rates:
List of Accepted Material and Rates
Lasqueti Island Residual Waste Transfer
Location: The Lasqueti Island Landfill was closed Permanently December 1st, 2019.  The Lasqueti Island residential waste collection service is now at the barge ramp.
Caretaker: Mark Bottomley at 250-333-8601
Hours of Operation: 11:00am – 1:00pm, the first Thursday of every month, except for holidays.
If weather is unfavourable for travel on the first Thursday of the month, or it falls on a Holiday, the service will be provided the following Monday at the same time.
Accepted Materials: Lasqueti Island residential waste” means refuse that originates from residential, commercial and institutional sources but does not include Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste, Prohibited Waste, Recyclable Materials, Organics or Stewardship Materials as defined in qRD Solid Waste Regulation and Tipping Fee Bylaw No. 532, 2018
Rates: $5.00 a bag and $25.00 a truck load.