Curbside Collection Program Overview

Curbside Collection

Curbside Collection


  • Additional precautions have been put in place to protect the collection drivers:
    • All garbage must be bagged and securely tied, including all paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, face masks, gloves, and disposable sanitary wipes (flushable and compostable) - these items cannot be disposed of in your recycling nor food waste containers.
    • If someone in your household is sick, double-bag and securely tie all personal waste.
  • Waste that does not adhere to the above guidelines will be LEFT BEHIND, NO EXCEPTIONS.

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How It Works

The RDN curbside collection service is provided to all RDN residential single family dwellings in the following communities (with the exception of City of Nanaimo residents who are serviced by City of Nanaimo Public Works):

  • Area A - Cedar, South Wellington, Yellowpoint, Cassidy
  • Area B - Gabriola Island
  • Area C - Extension, Nanaimo Lakes, East Wellington, Pleasant Valley
  • Area E - Nanoose Bay
  • Area F - Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood
  • Area G - Englishman River, San Pareil, French Creek, Little Qualicum & Dashwood
  • Area H - Bowser, Qualicum Bay, Deep Bay
  • District of Lantzville
  • City of Parksville
  • Town of Qualicum Beach
  • Snaw-Naw-As First Nation

What Goes Where

For detailed information on acceptable materials and which items go in which cart, please refer to the What Goes Where guide.

 App Unsure of where an item should go? Use the What Goes Where lookup tool to search hundreds of items.

Missed Collection

To report a missed collection, please call Waste Connections of Canada at 250-248-8109 or toll-free at 1-866-999-8227.