Yard Waste Update: If your yard waste was not picked up as scheduled on Friday, April 5, please put it out this Friday, April 12. Emterra will be picking up yard waste along its regular yard waste route, as well as streets that were missed this past Friday.    Read More >

Garbage & Kitchen Organics

The Town of Sidney contracts out the collection of garbage and kitchen organics to Emterra Environmental

For inquiries regarding these services, you can reach out to the Town’s Engineering Department at 250-656-4502 or Emterra at 250-385-4399.

Additionally, you can get in touch with the Town’s Engineering Department via email at: engineeringservices@sidney.ca or reach out to Emterra Group

Collection will take place on all Statutory Holidays except Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Items for garbage and kitchen organics waste collection must be placed at curbside, prior to 7 am, weekly on collection days.  The contract allows for one garbage can/bag with a maximum volume of 80L and 20kg (44lbs).

Oversized cans are permitted, provided cans are not filled beyond the maximum amounts.

Alternatively, community members can put out additional cans/bags provided they have a sticker purchased at Sidney Town Hall or Thrifty Foods Sidney for $7.50 each.

Please use the wheeled green curbside container provided for kitchen organics collection. Items can be loose or contained in certified compostable bags or newspaper. Regular plastic or biodegradable bags are not acceptable.

Please contact Emterra at 250-385-4399 with any questions or concerns.

Please note: The Capital Regional District (CRD) has banned kitchen organics and yard waste from the Hartland Landfill. We therefore ask that you please ensure that such materials are not deposited in with the regular household garbage.

The Town’s Contractor, Emterra Environmental, is not required or expected to collect household garbage containing prohibited materials.

Refuse collection charges appear on utility bills, which are mailed out four times a year.

Information about collection rates can be found on the Refuse Collection Rates page.