Garbage Service


The Village of Telkwa offers weekly garbage collection on Wednesdays (east of the Bulkley River) and Thursdays (west side of the Bulkley River).


The owner or tenant is responsible for purchasing and maintaining, in good order and repair, a garbage cart as mandated by Village of Telkwa Bylaw No. 605. These can be purchased at the Village Office.


Only the mandated garbage carts will be picked up by the Village.


For occasional extra garbage, garbage stickers can be purchased at the Village Office for $2.00 and attached to extra bags. Any garbage that is not inside the garbage cart will not be collected unless it has an extra bag sticker on it.


Do not overfill your container--ensure that the lid is completely closed. Overfilled containers will not be emptied.

Do not put these items in your container:

  • recyclable materials (paper, tin cans, plastic containers, cardboard, etc)

  • hot ashes

  • pet waste (that is not double bagged)

  • propane tanks or cylinders

  • lead-acid batteries (e.g. car batteries)

  • paints, solvents or any liquids hazardous materials (e.g. pesticides)

  • used oil or oil filters

  • gypsum (drywall)

  • automobile tires

  • animal carcasses

  • TV’s or computer monitors


Curbside Recycling Service

Recycling pick-up begins at 7:00 a.m. every second Tuesday (see the schedule). If any items in your bin cannot be accepted, a sticker will be left with an explanation. Single-use bags will not be accepted, except to contain shredded paper.

Single-stream reusable recycling carts will be provided this summer. Until carts arrive, please use a reusable container (such as a laundry basket or plastic tote) or cardboard box.

Accepted Materials for Recycling
  • Paper:

    • Newspapers

    • Magazines

    • Envelopes

    • Paper Bags

    • Cardboard Boxes

    • Shredded Paper (in a plastic bag)

  • Hard Plastic:

    • Plastic Bottles

    • Trays

    • Garden Pots

    • Lids

    • Take-out Cups

    • Cartons

  • Metals:

    • Metal Cans

    • Aerosol Cans

    • Foil Wrap (must be clean)

    • Take-out Containers

Not Accepted for Recycling

Do NOT place these in your curbside recycling. Download the Recycling in Smithers – Telkwa & Area Brochure to see where these items can be returned.

  • Glass:

    • Glass Bottles

    • Glass Jars

  • Soft Plastic:

    • Plastic Bags

    • Overwrap

    • Chip Bags

    • Candy Wrappers

    • Flexible Plastic Packaging

    • Toys and Games

    • Anything Biodegradable

  • Other:

    • Foam Packaging

    • Hard or Soft Cover Books

    • Scrap Metal (i.e., hangers, pots, pans…)

    • Electronics and Appliances

    • Food and Yard Waste

    • Hazardous Materials (i.e., bleach, propane, paint…)


Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Recycling Services

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako operates a recycling depot just off of Highway 16 at 6139 Donaldson Road. Recyclable materials dropped off at this location must be sorted and can be deposited in the correct areas. 

Click here for more information on the recycling services provided by the RDBN.

Recycling Resources:

Visit these sites for more
information on Recycling:

Bulkley-Nechako Regional District