Yard & Garden Waste

The Town of Sidney contracts out the collection of compostable yard and garden waste 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 Emtera Group.

Yard Waste collection takes place twice per month. Collection will take place on all Statutory Holidays except Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Items for yard waste collection must be placed at curbside prior to 7 am.

Households may put out up to three rigid garbage cans without lids or three compostable craft paper yard waste bags, with a maximum volume of 80L and 20kg (44lbs) each. Oversized cans/bags are permitted, provided they are not filled beyond the maximum amounts.

Additional cans and bags provided they have a sticker purchased at Sidney Town Hall or Thrifty Foods Sidney for $6.00 each.

Acceptable Materials

Organic materials, substances, or objects including grass, lawn and hedge clippings, grass sod, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, and shrub and tree branches less than 3 inches in diameter are acceptable.

For collection purposes, branches up to 3 feet long and tied in bundles not exceeding the equivalent volume of an 80L garbage can are acceptable.

Unacceptable Materials

Morning glory, blackberry, wild mustard, ox-eye daisy, wild carrot, couch grass, poison hemlock, and all invasive plant species are unacceptable.

The Town’s Full Service refuse collection includes monthly curbside collection of compostable yard and garden waste. Refuse collection charges are included on utility bills and are mailed out four times a year.

For more information about collection rates, please visit the Town’s  Refuse Collection Rates page.

In addition to the Town’s curbside Yard & Garden Waste Collection program, there are a few regional facilities that accept yard and garden waste. Please contact the facilities listed below to learn more about their hours, rates, and any additional information.