City and Communities in Bloom Invite Residents to Help Clean Up and Keep Castlegar Beautiful

City of Castlegar
By City of Castlegar
May 6th, 2024

Communities in Bloom has proclaimed the week of May 6, 2024, as Communities in Bloom Week which creates an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the benefits derived from Communities in Bloom and the countless volunteers and individuals that make our community a great place to live.

The Communities in Bloom program fosters community strength, involvement, and continuous improvement by promoting nurturing environmental sustainability, enhancements of green spaces and heritage conservation in cultural and natural environments. Castlegar’s group is a volunteer-driven organization which puts in hundreds of hours towards these initiatives year-round.

As part of Castlegar’s Communities in Bloom efforts, we are asking residents to help pitch in throughout May to clean up Castlegar and keep the community blooming and looking beautiful, while having a chance to win free pizza!

How to Get Involved


How it Works

Register to informally clean up any area of the City you choose by contacting our Civic Works Division at 250.365.5979 or civicworks@castlegar.ca. Once registered, the City will share more information, supply gloves, garbage bags and pickers and pick up the garbage once your clean up is completed.

Participants will be entered to win a free pizza courtesy of the City and Communities in Bloom.


How it Works

The City’s Adopt-a-Road Program has been in place for almost 20 years and gives people a chance to keep Castlegar streets clean. Participants in the program agree to adopt a section of road right-of-way and keep it clean. Adopted road sections are approximately two kilometres long and the City recognizes participants by posting signs acknowledging the efforts of participants on the designated road sections. The commitment is for two years and includes a minimum of two cleanups per year.

The City provides volunteers with high-visibility vests and trash bags and arranges for trash pick-up if requested. Trash grabbers, road warning signs and traffic cones are also available. Learn more about this program by calling Civic Works at 250.365.5979 or civicworks@castlegar.ca.


The City offers weekly curbside organics and yard waste collection. Doing a yard clean up and have too much material for your organics cart? No problem. Drop off your yard waste at one of two Castlegar locations:

1.City of Castlegar’s free yard waste disposal site located at 2101 6th Avenue – Residents can drop off grass, lawn and hedge clippings, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, shrubs, and branches. The City’s Yard Waste Disposal Site accepts yard and garden waste free of charge.

2.Regional District of Central Kootenay Ootischenia Landfill located at 616 Columbia Road – Ootischenia Landfill accepts yard and garden waste for free in May and October. User fees apply during the rest of the year.


In B.C., it is easy to responsibly recycle many things to keep them out of the landfill. Oil and tires, appliances, old paint, unused or expired medication, and so much more. Learn more about where to take these materials at castlegar.ca/curbside or download the Recycle Coach app using the Apple App Store or Google Play.

For more information, please contact:

Civic Works Department



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