Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection

Curbside Garbage & Recycling Collection

The Town of Oliver provides the collection of garbage, recycling and yard waste to all residential properties that are eligible for curbside collection.  Automated waste collection is becoming the standard for curbside garbage pick up and it is an efficient and safe program.  Carts have proven to be a clean and convenient way to roll your waste to the curb. 

2019/2020 Collection Calendar Click

  • Pick up days Monday if your property is located north of Fairview Road and Park Drive and Friday if your property is located south of Fairview Road and Park Drive

Collection Map With Street Names - Click

Cart configuration not meeting your needs?

Cart sizes can be changed and are subject to additional fees (see cart change-out form below for fees) along with a $32 administrative. If you have previously made a change but received an incorrect size contact the Town and leave a message at 250-485-6203. 

Cart Change-Out Form (no form is required for the base program) - click here 

Missed Collection?  Call Waste Connection of Canada directly at 250-498-4888

Frequently Asked Questions - click here

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 2020 is $120/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.

Contact the Automated Cart Program | 250-485-6203 | waste@oliver.ca