> 2016 Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste & Glass Collection Calendar
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The City of Duncan is committed to achieving our community's target of zero-waste. Please continue to help us reduce, reuse and recycle. For more information about the region's waste management plan, go to the
Please note that backyard burning has been completely banned in the City of Duncan for a number of years. There is also a new Valley-wide initiative in place designed to reduce backyard burning - Cowichan Valley residents can now dump their yard waste for free at the Bing's Creek site year round. Call Bing's Creek at the number listed below for more information.
City of Duncan residents can put out glass and yard waste on their first collection day of the month from April to November.
The City of Duncan picks up Recycling, Organics,and Garbage with its own crews. Recyclables will be picked up every other week on your collection day. Recycling bags, stickers for cans and calendars can be picked up from City Hall, 200 Craig Street at no charge. If you are a business, please contact City Hall to find out about the private recycling and garbage services available to you.
Important Phone Numbers
City of Duncan. . . . 746-6126
Bing's Creek Depot. . 746-2540
CVRD Recycling . . .746-2540
> Refuse and Recyclables should be out by 7:30 a.m. on your collection day.
> Your Recyclables are to be placed in the yellow reusable bags which will be supplied for your continued use or in a can 24" x 18" with a "recycle" sticker affixed to it.
> Bags are reusable. Please fasten a weight to the bottom of them or find some method to keep your bag from blowing away.
> Containers other than the bags can be used but they may be no larger than 18" x 24" and weigh less than 50 lbs (23 kg); and are clearly marked RECYCLING. An easy way is to attach the provided recycling bag to the container.
> Corrugated cardboard like packing boxes. Must be flattened & tied in bundles.
For a complete list of materials that can go in your yellow bag visit Multi-Material BC.
Yard Waste and Glass Pickup
> Monthly residential yard waste pickup began in May 2014 and will continue through to November 2014. The City's contractor will pick up recyclable glass and yard waste from all houses.
> The following items are eligible for pickup: Up to 10 large compostable garbage bags or reusable cans of yard waste including leaves and plants; Up to 2 bundles of sticks and branches of up to 2 inches in diameter an no more than 3 feet long tied with cotton string, weighing no more than 50 lbs; Unlimited loose glass in clean bins.
Frequently Asked Questions
> What is meant by a "standard sized container" for refuse collection? A standard can is (70 litres).
> What if I have more than the allotted amount of refuse I want to have picked up? Exceeding the above limits requires an "Extra Container Sticker" which can be purchased at City Hall (200 Craig Street) for $2 each.
> What if I don't want to participate in the curbside recycling program? Municipal bylaws require that recyclables that have a method of disposal not be collected in the refuse stream. All identifiable recyclables with an available recycling alternative will be left at the curb.