Residential Curbside Recycling

To view the 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.


Recycling Resources

Please click to view the following PDF documents:

Smithers Recycles

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:

  1. Paper Recycling
  2. 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:

  1. Glass Bottles
  2. Glass Jars
  3. Plastic Bags and Overwrap Plastic
  4. Foam 

Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC)

Download the following "Recycle BC" PDF documents:

More informaiton on recycling can be found - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Information Sheet - updated March 2021

Any questions, please contact the Town of Smithers
Phone: 250-847-1600 or Email: