Got yard waste? Castlegar has you covered!

City of Castlegar
By City of Castlegar
March 18th, 2021

The City is helping residents deal with yard waste again this spring, providing two options for grass, lawn and hedge clippings, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, shrubs, and branches.

Option 1 – Curbside pick-up

April 6 in North Castlegar and April 7 in South Castlegar

May 25 in North Castlegar and May 26 in South Castlegar

Option 2 – Drop-off

If you don’t want to wait for curbside collection, you can use the City’s yard waste composting facility at the north end of the Castlegar & District Community Complex at 2101 6th Ave.

Get Free Bags

Free compostable (100% biodegradable) yard waste bags are available for pick-up from City Hall (460 Columbia Ave.) and Civic Works (4500 Minto Rd.).  Please be respectful and only take 1 bundle of bags per household.


Compostable bags must be tied up. Garbage carts or other containers may be used if they are identified as containing yard waste and weigh no more than 20 kg per container. There is a limit of 2 containers per household but there is no limit on the number of compostable bags. Non-compostable bags will not be accepted. Tree prunings must be bundled with compostable twine. Individual bundles must be less than 1 metre in length and 0.5 metre in diameter. Maximum allowable branch diameter is 75 mm. More information is available at castlegar.ca.

The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.

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