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Garbage & Recycling

The City's Residential Waste Services are provided by Alpine Disposal & Recycling Ltd. Any changes in service due to holidays or severe weather conditions will be posted on their website. If you have questions or concerns regarding your service, please contact their Trail office at (250)367-0099

Garbage Collection Schedule

  • North of Columbia Avenue (Upper Rossland) – Wednesday
  • South of Columbia Avenue (Lower Rossland) – Thursday


A person must place refuse to be picked up for collection on the refuse collection day in either metal or plastic bins with a secure lid. A person must not place refuse to be picked up for collection on the refuse collection day before 5:00 a.m. the morning of the day of collection. Doubling of fines for those found guilty of any offences under the Bylaw (min $100).


Garbage stickers are sold in sheets of 10, and can be purchased at Ferarro Foods. Prices do not include tax. The stickers cover the landfill fees, the $50 garbage tax covers garbage pickup and delivery to the Trail landfill. There must be an appropriate sticker VISIBLE on each bag or we will not pick up your garbage.

  • Small Bags (up to 18" x 26"): $7.50
  • Large Bags (up to 28" x 36"): $15.00

If you have missed your garbage day, local drop-off services are located at the McKelvey Creek Regional Landfill - 1900 Hwy 3B in Trail.

Recycling Collection Schedule

November 2017 - April 2018

Place paper, container and glass recycling at curb by 8:00am

Curbside recycling collection services in Rossland is provided by Recycle BC. For recycling customer service please contact Alpine Disposal & Recycling at (250)367-0099.

Recycling Depots

Recycling depots are located at:

Paper Containers Plastic Bags & Foam
Trail recycling options for packaging and paper

Remember to:

  • Empty and rinse containers
  • Remove caps, pumps and lids and place loose in container box
  • Return deposit containers for refund