Garbage, Recycling and Food Waste Collection

Food Waste is picked up every week, while Garbage and Recycling are on an alternating schedule.

  • week 1 - organic food waste & garbage
  • week 2 - organic food waste & recycling
To place more than one garbage container in week 1, it must have a single-use Extra Garbage Tag attached. A maximum of two extra bags/containers with tags are permitted. Purchase Extra Garbage Tags ($3.00 each) at the District of Lantzville Municipal Hall or visit the Regional District of Nanaimo's website for a list of other locations where tags are sold. NOTE: Garbage tags will not be used after the new automated curbside collection system starts in October 2020. Contact the RDN to return tags for refunds at that time.

To obtain a schedule and a collection guide click here

Note that the collection schedule is on an ‘add a day’ schedule which means that if there is a holiday on any day in that particular week your collection day will move ahead.

We encourage residents to visit the RDN’s website at

Try the Waste Wizard to know What Goes Where!

Last Modified: Oct 18, 2019
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