Garbage & Recycling

Each household in Pouce Coupe will have a garbage and recycling container to be placed on their curbside on collection day. These containers have a capacity of 250 litres, which is equivalent to more than 3 standard garbage bags. The Public Works Department will empty the containers using the Village garbage truck equipped with an articulating arm. This method of operation is quicker and safer than traditional manual collection methods.

What do I do collection day?

Setting Out Garbage Bins
Set out your container by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday mornings in the lane or street you normally use to set out your garbage (unless we have instructed you otherwise). Public Works begins collecting at 8:00 a.m.
Recycling is picked up every second Tuesday. See below schedule for details.

Point It
Place your container so the arrow on the lid points towards the centre of the lane or street. The container should be on your driveway or lawn, behind the curb or on the edge of your lawn, with the handle facing your property.

Space It
Space your container so there is at least 2 m (6 feet) of space on all sides and 3 m (10 feet) of clearance above. Make sure to leave 2 m between containers if you have more than one or are close to your neighbours'.

Remove It
Containers must be removed from the roadway no later than 7:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

Place These Items in your Recycling Container:
Plastic #1-7
Tin cans/foil
Gable top jugs
Aerosol cans (no paint)
Milk Jugs

All food containers MUST be washed. If you are unable to wash all food particles from the item, please place it in your garbage bin.

What should I not do collection day?

Do Not Overfill your Container
Overfilled containers will not be emptied. Please ensure loose garbage is bagged and that the lid is closed. Any garbage or recycling that is not inside your container will not be collected.

Do Not Bag Recycling
Wash and put all recycling items into your recycling container.

Do Not Put These Items in your Garbage Container:
NO propane tanks or cylinders
NO automobile tires
NO lead-acid batteries (e.g. car batteries)
NO paints, solvents or any liquids
NO hazardous materials (e.g. pesticides)
NO gypsum (drywall)
NO animal carcasses
NO used oil or oil filters
NO TVs or computer monitors

Do Not Put These Items in your Recycling Container:
NO Styrofoam
NO Soiled items
NO Glass
NO Deposit items
NO Gift wrap
NO Electronics
NO Batteries
NO Paint aerosol cans
NO Light bulbs
NO Personal hygiene items
NO Soft plastics

Excess Garbage
Excess residential garbage may be taken to the Besborough Landfill. If a resident finds that one container is insufficient for their household needs, an additional container may be obtained from the Village with a $100 deposit. There will be an additional $30.45 quarterly collection fee for the collection of waste from this additional container.

Excess Recycling
Excess curbside recycling materials may be taken to D.C. Campbell Recycling. If a resident finds that one container is insufficient for their household needs, an additional container may be obtained from the Village with a $100 deposit. There is no collection fee for the collection of recycling from this additional container.

Soft Plastic Recycling
Soft plastic film including grocery bags may be taken to D.C. Campbell Recycling. These materials may also be dropped in any of the 'soft plastics only' bins beside the Community Outdoor Ice Rink. 

Brush Recycling
Compostable materials can be dropped off at the Village of Pouce Coupe Compost. Before bringing the materials over, come into the Village Office during regular hours to complete a Keyholder Agreement Form. The compost is located on the east end of 53 Avenue and can accessed from 52 Street. The compost will not be open on the weekend or statuary holidays unless prior arrangements have been made. For more information, please contact the Village Office at (250) 786-5794 or email

Replacing a Lost or Damaged Container
The cost of replacing a lost or damaged container is $100.

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