IMPORTANT NOTE: The Do Your Part Recycling Depot in Thornhill has informed us that they will be closed to the public as of 5:00 pm on Friday, March 20, until further notice. This will NOT affect City of Terrace recycling pickups for residential and commercial properties. Accepted materials in the curbside recycling collection program will not change, so please do not place glass, foam, plastic bags, and other prohibited materials in your bins. Stay up to date on operations at terrace.ca/COVID19.
QUICK LINKS: 2020 Refuse and Recycling Collection Information
- NEW: 2020 Curbside Collection Schedule
- Look up my collection schedule (Recycle Coach)
- Solid Waste Collection Route Map
- When is my refuse/recycling/organics pickup day?
- Curbside refuse information
- Curbside recycling information
- Curbside organics information
- Curbside yard waste information
- Depot recycling in the Greater Terrace area
When is my refuse/recycling pickup day?
See Collection Schedule for a full 2020 calendar. Carts must be out by 8:00 am on your collection day. Carts must be at curbside, within 1 metre (3 feet) of the travelled portion of the road. Position cart with arrow pointing to centre of road with at least 1 metre of clearance around the cart.
There is no garbage or recycling collection on statutory holidays. The missed pickup day will be collected on the date indicated on the Collection Schedule. We will also send out reminders on social media.
One (1) cart per household every second week for residential garbage is being enforced. Should you have more refuse than will fit inside the City-issued cart, “garbage tags” can be purchased and attached to garbage bags. Each additional bag of garbage must have a City of Terrace Garbage Tag, plainly visible and securely attached, for it to be collected. These "Garbage Tags" are available for $2.00 each at City Hall, Public Works, and the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre.
Alternating weeks with garbage collection, the City of Terrace offers curbside recycling pickup. Materials for recycling should be placed loose (not bagged) inside the blue, City-issued recycling cart. Should you have more materials than will fit inside the cart, then the materials for recycling can be placed in a clear plastic bag at the curbside. Cardboard should be broken down and bundled no larger than 8" thick x 30" wide x 30" tall. There is no limit to the number of recycling bags that can be placed at curbside; however, the bags must be transparent. Please note that carts/bags containing unacceptable materials will be left at curbside.
Need more detail? Explore an in-depth list of items recyclable at the curbside or use Recycle Coach.
Reminder: Glass cannot be accepted in the curbside recycling program. Read the Glass Recycling Fact Sheet & Update for details.
Organics collections will be picked up weekly on the same day as garbage and recycling collection. Acceptable materials can be placed in the green organics collection cart provided to residential customers by the City. Compostable bags are recommended to help keep the containers clean, reduce odour, and limit animal attraction—and please note that the only acceptable bags for compost bins are compostable ones.
Examples of acceptable items: vegetative matter, food processing waste, cooked or raw meat, fish, bones, garden waste, kitchen scraps and other organic wastes that can be composted, and includes food, tissues, paper towels, food soiled paper, waxed cardboard, leaves, grass, small twigs, chipped tree waste, tree branches less than 75 mm (3 inches) in diameter, and compostable structural wood waste.
Curbside Yard Waste
Yard waste will be picked up only on Mondays (Spring to Fall).
Acceptable: leaves, lawn clippings, garden trimmings, flowers, weeds, and small branches less than 12 mm (1/2 inch) in diameter and less than 1 metre (3 feet) in length.
There is no bag limit on yard waste collection, but it must be in compostable paper bags for collection. Compostable paper bags are to be filled in such a way that they can be easily picked up by one person—maximum weight 22 kg (50 lb).
Depot Recycling in the Greater Terrace Area (see note at top of page)
Items that are not accepted in the curbside recycling program can often be returned to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Depots, which are available locally to help you recycle.