The City’s automated garbage collection provides service to approximately 23,000 homes in Prince George. The curbside recycling program and recycle drop-depot system make it easy for residents to do their part for the environment.
Curbside recycling is also available and occurs every second garbage collection day. Collection and recycling schedules may be downloaded as PDFs below.
Importable schedules for iOS, Android, and Outlook calendars may be downloaded by viewing the interactive Garbage Collection Schedule and Map and following the instructions. Note: Mobile users must click on the hamburger menu icon on the top left of Garbage Collection Schedule and Map to show instructions.
Residential Garbage Collection
Place cart out before 8:00am, but no earlier than 4:00am on garbage collection day. Residents must remove carts and recycling bins from the curbside area by 7:00pm by the end of the day.
Homes adjacent to the collection lane must place carts on the adjacent resident’s property. It must not be separated by a fence, gate, or other structure. For more information, contact the Service Centre at 250-561-7600.
Do NOT overfill carts and make sure lids are completely closed. Overloaded carts will not be emptied.
Learn more about the City bylaw on garbage collection [PDF]
Yard and Garden Waste
Yard and garden waste may be dropped off - free of charge - at local transfer stations, recycle depots, and at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill.
Accessible Garbage Collection
Residents who have a permanent physical disability and have difficulty moving their bin to the collection point without help from another person may contact the City of Prince George to apply for the Set Out/Set Back service. City Crews will assist by moving bins to the collection point and return them once they have been emptied. Complete following the application form and return it to City Hall.
Apply to the Set Out/Set Back service now [PDF]
Items That Will Not Be Collected
Do NOT put these items in collections cart:
- Propane tanks or cylinders
- Automobile tires
- Lead-acid batteries (e.g. car batteries)
- Paints, solvents or any liquids
- Hazardous materials (e.g. pesticides)
- Gypsum (drywall)
- Animal carcasses
- Used oil or oil filters
- Televisions or computer monitors
Learn more about waste reduction
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Curbside recycling is offered by Recycle BC to all Prince George residences. Residents receive two (2) blue recycling boxes: one is meant for paper products and the other for container recycling. Multi-material bins (drop depots) are located throughout the city for recycled fibre materials (paper, cardboard, boxboard, and mixed paper products), newspaper, tin cans, and type 2 plastics (milk jugs). The Recycle BC website provides
residents with an easy to way to find out the recycle at a particular
address along with other information relating to recycling.
Learn more about Recycle BC's Curbside recycling