Curbside Recycling, Compostables and Garbage Collection

Grey Bin Collection Suspended

Recycle BC, the organization managing residential recycling for much of the province, has temporarily suspended curbside collection of glass bottles and jars beginning Tuesday, November 23. With transportation corridors compromised due to road closures they cannot currently move these materials from receiving facilities to end markets. There will be no Grey Bin collection starting Tuesday, November 23. Please hold on to these materials until the situation is resolved. More info at Recycle BC 

COVID-19 Curbside Update

If you would like information about why you may have received a COVID-19 information sticker on your curbside materials, please call Emterra at 604.795.7795 or email

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our waste collection workers the following changes have been made to the Curbside program: 

Please bag all garbage in securely tied plastic bags. Do not place un-bagged waste loose in your garbage containers

Green Cart
Be reminded that plastic bags or liners, even biodegradable ones, are not to be used in the Green Cart. Only paper bags should be use in your green cart.

There are currently no changes to sorting requirements for Curbside recycling. Do not use bags for mixed recycling or include personal waste (tissues, paper towel, etc. have never been accepted in recycling and must be disposed of as garbage)

Reminder: Don’t flush unflushables! Disinfectant wipes, baby wipes and paper towels should be bagged, in securely tied plastic bags, and disposed of with regular garbage.  

Please click here for information
about the curbside recycling program
Please click here for information
about the compostables program
including Green Cart size exchange information


Please click here for information

about the curbside garbage collection program

Curbside Basics:


Chilliwack Curbside Collection App: Personalized Collection Schedules & Recycling/Disposal Search Tool

Look up your collection schedule, set collection reminders, and search for recycling and disposal options below or through the Chilliwack Curbside Collection mobile app.   The mobile app is available in the App Store and Google Play.

Description Date File Size 
Curbside General Info - 2021 2021-11-09 1.25MB 
Curbside Sorting Guide - 2021 2021-10-13 7.28MB 

Collection Days & Curbside Guide

Use this guide & application to find out what day your materials will be picked up and more.

Open-Top Containers

Garbage and recycling containers must have lids to prevent litter

Applications & Exemptions

Information on applying to join, or requesting an exempt from, the curbside program.

Collection Fees

Curbside Collection service fees

Curbside Garbage Collection Program

Information about garbage collection, including container requirements and limits, for residents on the City's Curbside Collection Program.

Missed Collections & Severe Weather

What to do if your material was missed or severe weather disrupts curbside collection

Severe Weather

Be Bear Aware

Bears and Curbside Materials

Tag-a-Bag Stickers

Tag-a-Bag stickers are required for additional garbage or yard waste placed at the curb for collection