Residential Curbside Recycling

The Town of Smithers will be resuming curbside recycling pickup for residential customers only on April 12, 2021 on your regular garbage pickup day.


To view the 2021 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: