May 30, 2024

Garbage and Recycling

Curbside Collection - Garbage and Recycling

Through their Solid Waste Management Plan, the Regional District of Nanaimo provides an automated curbside collection service for all single-family dwelling units within the City of Parksville.

The service provides City residents with:

  • Food waste collected weekly
  • Garbage collected every two weeks alternating weeks with recycling
  • Recycling collected every two weeks, alternating weeks with
    your garbage
  • No weight restrictions
  • Customizable collection cart sizes to best suit household needs
  • Improved neighbourhood esthetics by keeping materials contained
  • Reduced human-wildlife interactions
  • Easy to roll carts with attached lids for convenient and efficient
    disposal of recyclables, food waste and garbage

For more information:

  • For detailed information on acceptable materials and which items go in which cart, refer to the What Goes Where guide.
  • To exchange, replace or report missing/damaged carts, visit Curbside Collection Online Portal.
  • For information on pickup schedules, frequently asked questions and upcoming curbside collection service changes, visit
  • To report a missed collection or for other service questions, phone Waste Connections of Canada at 250 248-8109 or tollfree 1 866 999-8227.

The Recycle BC pop-up depot in Parksville will continue through 2024, accepting free of
charge – flexible plastic packaging, white and coloured foam packaging, glass packaging and paper packaging and cardboard. Materials may be dropped off from 10 am to 3 pm at 1080 Industrial Way, Parksville. For more information and dates please see Recycle BC website.

Food Waste Bin Collection
Weekly food waste collection is part of the automated curbside collection service for single family homes in Parksville. The food waste composting program is an important part of the RDN's Zero Waste Plan and a key step in achieving the overall goal of diverting 90% of the Region’s waste from the landfill.

Church Road Transfer Station
Located at 860 Church Road, Parksville, the transfer station accepts residential and commercial waste (District 69). The station is open daily, 8 am to 5 pm and closed on statutory holidays.

Collection Route Lookup and What goes where?
Garbage, food waste and recycling collection information is available here.

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