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Residential Garbage

Residential garbage is picked up bi-weekly. View the latest schedule below:

Garbage pickup schedule

The City of Quesnel uses a garbage truck with an automated arm that lifts cans supplied by the City.
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For more information, please contact City Hall at 250-992-2111.

Commercial Garbage

Please give right-of-way to the garbage truck. It is a difficult vehicle to manoeuvre. Having a car parked in front of your bin means it can't be emptied. Please make sure the garbage truck has sufficient access. Garbage left next to bins will not be collected. Compacting your garbage can reduce your required bin size and save space in the landfill. If your bin is too small, now is the perfect opportunity to upsize.

Not acceptable in your garbage bin: Cardboard, hazardous waste, liquid-filled containers, hot ashes, sod, dirt, rock, cement, car batteries, tires, appliances or furniture, industrial waste.

Commercial Collection Rates

Commercial and industrial waste collection is scheduled over five days per week, Tuesday to Saturday. The monthly rates depend upon the number and size of containers and the number of pick-ups per week.

Bins will be emptied according to a schedule set between the customer and the City. All bins must be emptied at least once per week. All items must be placed inside the bin so the lid closes to control odour and litter. All garbage must be placed in the bin. To deter unauthorized use, the customer can install a lock provided that the bin is unlocked on pickup day.

Commercial Garbage rates as per the Master Fee Bylaw.


Public Works Department - General Office
250.992.6330 (t) 250.992.5107 (f)


21 Johnston Bridge Loop,
Quesnel, BC V2J 0A9

Business Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)


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