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. Garbage and Recycling bins should be set out at the curb by 8:00 am for collection.

2021 Garbage and Recycling Schedule

2020 Garbage and Recycling Schedule

What do I do collection day?

Setting Out Garbage Bins
Set out your container before 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).
Recycling is picked up every second Tuesday. See above schedule for details.

Do Not Overfill your Container
Over-filled containers will not be emptied. Please ensure loose garbage is bagged and that the lid is closed

Any garbage that is not inside your container will not be collected.

Do Not Put These Items in your Garbage or 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 or electronics


Excess residential garbage may be taken to the Besborough Landfill.

An additional garbage container may be obtained from the Village with a $100 deposit and a additional $30.45 quarterly collection fee for the collection of waste from this additional container.

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

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 or dropped in any of the 'soft plastics only' bins beside the Community Outdoor Ice Rink. 

Composting/Brush Recycling - During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the gates to the compost area will be open from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm Monday to Friday to adhere to protocols. 
Compostable materials can be dropped off at the Village of Pouce Coupe Compost area. To obtain a key to open the gate, visit the Village Office during regular hours to complete a Keyholder Agreement Form. The compost area is located the east end of 54th 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.