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Nanaimo Garbage Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Nanaimo garbage pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Nanaimo is in British Columbia, Canada with Parksville and Qualicum Beach to the northwest, North Cowichan and Saanich to the south, Port Alberni to the west, and Richmond to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal garbage collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Nanaimo Garabage Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the city’s Curbside Collection Schedule.

Garbage Pick Up Holidays

There will be no garbage collection on the following holidays. Please check you collection calendar.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • British Columbia Day 
  • Labour Day
  • Day for Truth and Reconciliation 
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Nanaimo Garbage Collection Map

Nanaimo Garbage Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

For large items that do not fit or belong in your bins, you may contact Public Works Department at 250-758-5222 or email them at [email protected].

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Not sure how to dispose of an item appropriately? Use the Waste Wizard search tool to find out What Goes Where.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Recyclables
  • Compostable food waste
  • Yard waste
  • Oils or oil filters
  • Rocks, dirt or sod
  • Animal carcasses
  • Live Ammunition
  • Pesticides
  • Electronics
  • Pharmaceuticals and medications
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Trade or industrial waste
  • Car parts, batteries or tires
  • Paint, solvents and other hazardous materials
  • Particulate waste (unwrapped ashes and sawdust)
  • Uncontained liquids
  • Product stewardship (take-back) items
  • Biomedical and pathological waste
  • Oversized items of any kind larger than 2 feet in any dimension

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Nanaimo and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Nanaimo?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.nanaimo.ca/city-services/garbage-recycling/cart-exchange

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street, visit the city’s Curbside Collection Schedule

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 8:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Nanaimo Customer Service?

Public Works Department 
[email protected]

Zero Waste 
Monday to Friday | 8:00 – 4:30
[email protected]

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Nanaimo garbage pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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