Carts, containers, and limits

You are required to use specific types and sizes of containers for your garbage, recycling, yard trimmings, and food scraps. 

By regulating the containers we accept, we can ensure they can be collected safely and efficiently by District crews.

Review this page to learn about:

  • the size, types, and number of containers you're allowed to use
  • where to get new or replacement containers

Carts and limits for garbage and organics

Picture of new 140L and 240L garbage and organics carts with wheels and locking lids
District-supplied carts with wheels and locking lids (240L, left; 140L, right) for your garbage and organics (food scraps, and yard waste)


We supply residents with standard carts that have wheels and locking lids, in order to make garbage less accessible to animals, improve worker health and safety, and help reduce the amount of garbage going into area landfills.

You must use the 140L or 240L carts that we supply for your garbage and organics (food scraps and yard trimmings).

  • All of the waste you put out for collection must fit inside your carts
  • You cannot place extra bags out with the garbage
  • If you have yard trimmings in brown paper yard waste bags, you must place those bags inside your organics cart
  • Any bundles of twigs or sticks must also be placed inside your organics cart

The maximum allowable weight for full carts is 55kg (140L cart) or 100kg (240L cart).

Need more carts, or larger (or smaller) carts?

Use this form to request changes to your carts

Is your cart broken, or has it been lost or stolen?

Use this form to request repairs and report missing carts

Containers and limits for recycling

Left to right: Grey box (glass, bottles, jars); yellow bag (paper, cardboard, newspaper); blue box (cartons, metals, plastics)

Blue box — Cartons, metals, plastics

We prefer that you use the blue box that we supply, or one you brought from another municipality. However, you can use one you purchased yourself, provided it:

  • is made of hard plastic
  • holds 61L (capacity will be stamped on the box)
  • is no taller than 35.5cm, and no larger than 38cm x 50cm at the top

Grey box — Glass, bottles, jars

Use the grey box supplied by us.

Yellow or blue bag — Paper, cardboard, and newspaper

Use the yellow or blue bag provided by us.

Do you have more recycling than you can fit in your containers?

Find out where to drop off your recycling

Need a new blue box, grey box, or blue or yellow bag?

  • Call us: 604-929-3416
  • Pick them up at District Hall
     

Living safely with wildlife

The District is home to a variety of wild animals, including skunks, raccoons, coyotes, cougars, and bears.

Whether they're searching for food, or looking for a warm place to call home, there are steps you can take to make your property less inviting to them.