Residential Curbside Recycling
As of May 30, 2019, Curbside Recycling Pickup is suspended until further notice. Please see the Media Release: Update Curbside Recycling Program and FAQ’s.
To view the 2019 Recycling Schedule, please view our
Solid Waste (Garbage) / Curbside Recycling Collection & Alternate Statutory Holiday Dates webpage.
Recycle Coach App:
- The Town of Smithers Recycle Coach™ app helps you quickly find what you need to know about waste & recycling, including your personalized collection schedule.
- One popular feature is reminders – how cool is that to get a helpful reminder the evening before recycling pick-up?
- The Recycle Coach™ app also asks the provocative question ‘What type of recycler are you?’. This 3-minute quiz provides you with a comprehensive evaluation based on several criteria, including knowledge about what should and should not be recycled in the Town of Smithers.
- Have you ever wondered how to get rid of or recycle an item? If so, you’re not alone, and the resources available through the Recycle Coach™ app will guide you to what is collected through curbside recycling and where your other items can be dropped off.
- The Recycle Coach™ app is free to download and it is available from the iTunes Store and Google Play. There is a quick one time set-up process to personalize the information to where you live that includes setting up your personalized pick-up and event schedule.
Reducing Recycling Contaminants Competition:
- The Town of Smithers has engaged in a competition with the District of Port Hardy and the District of Summerland to challenge residents to reduce the amount of contaminants collected in Recycle BC curbside recycling.
- Audits were performed in July 2017 by Recycle BC to be compared with numbers in November 2017 for Recycle BC to assess the winner.
- Reduce the amount of materials collected in curbside, such as FOAM PACKAGING, GLASS, AND PLASTIC BAGS. Find a full list of accepted materials and drop-off resources on the Recycle Coach App and website.
Please click to view the following PDF documents:
- Town of Smithers Accepted Recycling Materials List - January 9, 2018
- Town of Smithers Recycling Drop-off Resources - March 13, 2018
- MMBC Depot Opening in Smithers - August 22, 2014
- Trash Talk: Ways to Reduce Garbage and Garbage Odours - June 26, 2014
- "Detailed Materials List" of items that can be recycled - May 28, 2014
- "Frequently Asked Questions" regarding what can be recycled. *updated June 3, 2014
Recycling Cart Instructions - April 10, 2014
Download the following "Smithers Recycles" PDF documents:
Materials that will be accepted in the Town of Smithers Curbside Recycling Program under two (2) main categories:
- Paper Recycling
- Container Recycling
Materials that WILL NOT be accepted in the Town of Smithers Curbside Recycling Program, but may be recycled at Drop-off Depots only:
- Glass Bottles
- Glass Jars
- Plastic Bags and Overwrap Plastic
Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC)
Download the following "Recycle BC" PDF documents:
- Multi-Material BC Facts dated March 19, 2014
- Multi-Material BC Fact Sheet dated March 18, 2014
- Multi-Material BC News Release dated February 27, 2014
- Multi-Material BC Fact Sheet
- Multi-Material BC - Green by Nature - Backgrounder
More informaiton on recycling can be found - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Information Sheet
Any questions, please contact the Town of Smithers
Phone: 250-847-1600 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org