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.
What do I do collection day?
Set Out Bin(s) 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 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 Bessborough Landfill.
An additional garbage container may be obtained from the Village with a $100 deposit and an additional bi-monthly collection fee for the collection of waste from this additional container.
Do Not Bag Recycling (except for shredded paper in clear plastic bags)
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.
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.
SHARE SHEDS IN THE PRRD
Share Sheds are located throughout the PRRD with locations at Bessborough Landfill, Dawson Creek Transfer station. For a full list of locations, check out the PRRD website at: prrd.bc.ca/services/garbage-and-recycling
All items must be submitted to the waste station attendant for approval before they are accepted. Share sheds are on a self-serve model but are regularly monitored by waste station attendants.
Lawn/leaf & brush composting - Gates to the compost area will be open from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Acceptable compostable materials can be dropped off at the Village of Pouce Coupe Compost area located at the end of 54th Avenue from 52 Street. The compost will not be open on the weekends or statuary holidays unless prior arrangements have been made. For more information, please contact the Village Office at (250) 786-5794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Replacing a Lost or Damaged Container
The cost of replacing a lost or damaged container is $100.