Preparing for extreme cold
Sub-zero temperatures and the possibility of snow flurries are in the forecast this week.
To stay safe, remember to plan ahead for extreme winter conditions and use caution when driving, riding and walking outdoors.
Daytime warming spots
If you need a spot to warm up, drop by a District recreation centre or library.
Winter preparation and safety resources
- North Shore Emergency Management – Cold and snow
- Emergency Management BC
- Prepared BC
- Alertable Public Alerts app
- Staying safe during snowstorms
Spot an issue? Call 604-990-2311 (8am-4:30pm weekdays). To report an emergency after hours, please call 604-990-3666.
Weather and road condition resources
Garbage and organics collection during severe winter weather
Our crews make every effort to collect garbage and organics as scheduled when it snows, or roads are extremely icy.
However, service may be halted if road conditions pose a safety risk to collection staff, other road users and personal property.
Weather-related service disruption
If bad weather conditions prevent us from collecting your bins as scheduled, please remove your carts from the curb and set them out again on the next scheduled pick-up day.
Get the app
Recycle BC manages recycling collection services in the District. For information about collection disruptions in your area and to receive service alerts, download the Recycle BC app or check its website.