Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection


The first unlimited yard waste collection week, originally scheduled for March 25/29, has been canceled due to the cold weather conditions. Unlimited Yard waste will be collected on April 22/26 (Monday/Friday) as previously scheduled and a new week of unlimited yard waste collection will be added May 6/10 (Monday/Friday). During these times, residents can place extra yard waste out for collection after filling their own Town-issued cart. For more information email or call 250-485-6203.

The Town of Oliver provides mandatory municipal garbage collection service to small residential properties in the municipality. Optional service is offered to other selected residential properties. 

Pick up Dates have changed!

For information on the New Automated Carts go to

Monthly Schedule: Click Here

Collection is provided by Waste Connections of Canada Inc., under contract to the Town. For more information on collection in your neighbourhood or for further information, complaints, suggestions, etc. please call Waste Connections of Canada Inc. directly at 250-498-4888.

Service Description

The municipal waste collection service provides once-a-week, curbside collection of mixed refuse. Containers must be placed out for collection by 7:00 am on scheduled collection days either Monday or Friday. See Monthly Schedule. The annual fee per residence for this basic service for 2018 is $110/year.

Additional garbage bags can be placed out for collection provided they are tagged with special garbage tags. These tags may be purchased for $1.50 each at Oliver Buy-Low Foods and the Town Office. 

Compulsory Service Properties

Participation in the municipal garbage collection service is mandatory for the following types of properties. Billing will be added automatically to Utility Bills.

  • properties containing one single family dwelling
  • properties containing one duplex dwelling
  • properties containing residential complexes of not more than four dwelling units in total 

Optional Service Properties

Several classes of residences may also participate in the municipal waste collection service on an optional basis. Alternately, they may haul their own garbage or contract with a licensed private contractor. These include:

  • mobile home parks
  • townhouse developments with direct entry from outside to individual townhouses
  • bareland strata subdivision developments
  • residential apartment units above commercial buildings

To participate, entire properties must be included. No partial service will be provided. Final decision on eligibility will be determined by municipal staff with consideration given to traffic efficiency and safety as well as whether or not collection service is available on the adjacent street.

Those properties qualifying for this optional service are billed an annual flat fee on their municipal property tax bill. Optional service properties may contact the Town office to discuss being added or deleted from this service.

Properties Ineligible for Service

The following properties are not billed for this service and are free to contract with any licensed contractor or haul their own waste to the landfill:

  • vacant properties
  • industrial operations
  • commercial and institutional operations
  • apartment buildings

The type of service on these sites is diverse, possibly including bulk bin collection either once per week or more often, or hand dump containers at a central location. Because of this diversity, these properties were excluded from the municipal service in favour of custom service arranged directly with a contractor.




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