Waste Management

Please read below before you call the City regarding delays or missed pick ups for your garbage or recycling. Thank you!

Garbage Pickup Services

The City’s Residential Waste Services are provided by GFL Environmental Inc. 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 or email


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). View the Fees & Charges Bylaw.


Garbage stickers are sold in sheets of 10, and can be purchased at Ferraro Foods or Alpine Drug Mart. Prices do not include tax. The stickers cover the landfill fees, your monthly utility amount covers garbage pickup and delivery to the Trail landfill.

There must be an appropriate sticker VISIBLE on each bag or GFL will not pick up your garbage.

  • Small Bags (Approximately 40-50 litre/60cm x 70cm/ 24″ x 28″): $15
  • Large Bags (Approximately 80-100 litre/76cm x 83cm/ 30″ x 30″): $30

If you have missed your garbage day, local drop-off services are located at the McKelvey Creek Regional Landfill.

For more information on waste management check out the Residential Solid Waste & Yard and Garden Waste Rates Bylaw No.2730, 2020


For more information on Recycling in BC, please visit

See the collection schedule below:

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