Garbage and Recycling

Garbage collection and disposal services are provided by two independent contractors operating on behalf of the District of Kitimat.

Garbage and landfill pamphlet

Kitimat residents are encouraged to recycle whenever possible. 

Landfill Hours

The hours the landfill is accessible to residents of Kitimat is limited to allow for a more efficient operation. 

Please note:  Clean cardboard is not accepted at the landfill.

If you have questions or concerns about the refuse site, please contact Towse Waste Management at 250-632-3501.

 Summer (April 1 to September 30)

Monday to Friday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. except closed on Tuesdays

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 Winter (October 1 to March 31)

Monday to Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. except closed on Tuesdays

 Statutory Holidays

 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. except closed on:

  • New Years
  • Easter Sunday
  • July 1
  • Christmas Day

Tipping Fees 

There is no charge for disposal of self-hauled residential refuse.

These fees are per load:

  • Single-axle vehicle less than 1 ton - $10.00
  • Single-axle vehicle greater than or equal to 1 ton - $20.00
  • Tandem-axle vehicle up to 15 cubic yards - $30.00
  • Loads over 15 cubic yards and up to 30 cubic yards - $50.00
  • Loads over 30 cubic yards and up to 43 cubic yards - $100.00
  • Loads over 43 cubic yards - $150.00

Curbside Collection

When will my garbage be picked up?

  • Find your street on the list, or
  • Find your street on the map

Garbage containers

• Garbage containers must not exceed 121 litres in volume, be water-tight, and have a fastened lid or cover easily removable for pickup.

• Containers must not be placed at curbside before 4:00 a.m. on the scheduled pick up day;

• Garbage must be stored in a bear proof enclosure outside of garbage pickup days;

Garbage Preparation

• Sharp objects (needles, glass) require special attention and must be packaged in unbreakable container;

• Lawn and garden clippings may be placed in plastic bags with a capacity of not more than .1 m3 of sufficient strength to contain the enclosed refuse during handling;

• Clippings from shrubs and trees will be picked up during residential collections providing they are compactly and securely tied in bundles not exceeding 1.2 m (4 feet) in length and 0.5 m (1 ½ feet) in diameter.

• Crates, cartons and similar containers shall be compacted flat and securely tied in bundles to the dimensions listed above;

• All residential type waste or material of a small or fly-away nature, such as hair, dry ashes, sawdust, woodchips, shall be secured in a disposal container, plastic or paper bag and placed in a refuse container;

Curb side collection and disposal: Geier Waste, Tel: 250-632-4689


Kitimat has two recycling centres – Kitimat Understanding the Environment (KUTE) and the Encorp Return-It bottle depot.

Kitimat also has a private curbside recycling company called UR Stewards.

Annual Clean-up Campaign

Each spring season a Kitamaat/Kitimat clean-up campaign is launched to encourage everyone to clean up their home, yard and place of business. This year's campaign ran from May 18 to June 1, 2018; see the flyer for information.

During one week of the campaign the limit on the number of residential garbage cans/bags allowed on garbage collection day is waived. See Curbside Collection above for garbage preparation information to make sure your refuse is bundled correctly.

For more information contact:

Tel: 250-632-8900


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