Garbage and Food Waste Pickup

Salish Soils picks up food waste and garbage through a subcontract with AjM Disposal Services Ltd.

  • the Town of Gibsons
  • the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD)
  • the shíshálh Nation

 

 

 

Food waste life cycle

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Town of Gibsons

Town of Gibsons is serviced by Salish Soils and AjM.

Unsure of your pickup date?  Want to get up to date notifications?  Sign up for the waste wizard notification app.  Click here and here and find  “Get a reminder”

Missed service? Questions or concerns about your service?
Fill out the above missed pickup form or give us a call at 604-885-5383

Reminder bylaws require your garbage and food waste to be out by 8 am on your service date. Garbage cans can not be bigger than 98L or heavier than 20 kg.

Sunshine Coast Regional District

Sunshine Coast Regional District  is serviced by Salish Soils and AjM through a subcontract with Waste Management

Unsure of your pickup date?  Want to get up to date notifications?  Sign up for the waste wizard notification app.  Click here and find  “Get a reminder”

Missed service? Questions or concerns about your service?
Fill out the above missed pickup form or give us a call at 604-885-5383

Reminder bylaws require your garbage and food waste to be out by 8 am on your service date. Garbage cans can not be bigger than 98L or heavier than 20 kg.

shíshálh Nation

shíshálh Nation is serviced by Salish Soils and AjM.

Missed service? Questions or concerns about your service?
Fill out the above missed pickup form or give us a call at 604-885-5383

Reminder bylaws require your garbage and food waste to be out by 8 am on your service date. Garbage cans can not be heavier than 20 kg (44lbs).

New program starting May 6th for the shíshálh Nation 

  • Food waste will be picked up every week
  • Garbage and recycling will be picked up on alternating weeks, for a more detailed calendar click here SIGD Calendar
    • Food waste and Garbage on May 20th
    • Food waste and Recycling on May 27th
    • Food waste and Garbage April 3rd
  • Fore more information on what’s accepted into each program click here SIGD Pamphlet
  • For a detailed video on how to open the curbside food waste container click here Youtube video on how to open curbside food waste container
  • Extra garbage tags are available at the shíshálh Nation office for $3 each

 

Frequently asked questions about the new waste program with Salish Soils and shíshálh Nation
 
  • Why is my garbage picked up every 2 weeks instead of every week?
With the goal of reducing waste on the sunshine coast, the Nation has adopted the program of garbage every 2 weeks to allow for weekly food waste pickup.  If food waste and recycling is being diverted from the garbage, the amount of garbage and smell will be reduced.
  • I’m not interested in the new program, why can’t I put everything in the garbage?

The Sechelt landfill is expected to ban garbage contaminated with food waste so ensuring everything is separated is very important.

  • I’m not used to the new program, what if I have extra garbage?
Salish Soils and the Nation are committed to environmental stewardship as well as reducing waste and will therefore be encouraging every household to only use the 1 garbage can that is provided.  During the rollout of the program we understand you may have additional garbage as you’re transitioning to the new waste system.  Please place any extra garbage you have during the initial rollout of the program on the curbside on garbage day and it will be picked up.

If despite best efforts of sorting your waste correctly you still have overflowing garbage there could be an opportunity to regularly have multiple garbage cans.  

  • I want more compostable liners for my compost bins, where do I get them?
You can pick them up at Salish Soils.  They are $20 for a box of 90.

Please share your concerns with us if you have issues

District of Sechelt

District of Sechelt residents you are serviced under Waste Management, please call them at 604-885-4246 for any issues.