Each residential dwelling is allowed one (1)standard container per week. A standard container means a non-corrosive, durable garbage can, not exceeding 77 litres (17 gallons) in size, a plastic garbage bag not greater than 60 cm x 90 cm (24" x 36") with sufficient strength to resist ripping or tearing.
The City has NOT reduced the allowable size limit. Over the years residents have purchased garbage cans in excess of the allowable size limit.
No can or bag may exceed 25 kg. (55 lbs)
If you have more garbage than allowed:
You may purchase a Tag a Bag sticker for garbage beyond the allowable limit. Garbage cans or bags that have the garbage sticker (Tag a Bag stickers) attached will be picked up. Extra garbage stickers cost $3.00 each (non-refundable) and are available at City Hall, 216 Mackenzie Ave.
Garbage must be contained in cans in tied garbage bags. Residents are responsible for garbage scattered due to animals, birds or weather.
All table and kitchen garbage, all wet garbage, floor sweepings, sawdust, cold ashes or other granular materials must be placed in a tied garbage bag prior to disposal.
Collection Areas and Times:
Collection will be Tuesday through Friday between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please ensure the area around the container is kept free of ice and snow and place your garbage at the curb no earlier than 6:00 am. Pickup times may vary due to a number of circumstances such as weather, equipment problems and commercial pickups.
Why the reduction from one container to two?
The majority of residents in Revelstoke are recycling and many are composting, and are only putting one garbage container at the curb. Reducing the amount of garbage increases the lifespan of the landfill and is good for the environment. Moving to a one garbage container limit strengthens the City’s commitment to waste reduction and encourages residents to think about what they put in the garbage.