Garbage & Recycling

Each household in Pouce Coupe will have a garbage and recycling container to be placed on their curbside on collection day. These containers have a capacity of 250 litres, which is equivalent to more than 3 standard garbage bags. The Public Works Department will empty the containers using the Village garbage truck equipped with an articulating arm. This method of operation is quicker and safer than traditional manual collection methods.

What do I do collection day?

Setting Out Garbage Bins
Set out your container by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday mornings in the lane or street you normally use to set out your garbage (unless we have instructed you otherwise). Public Works begins collecting at 8:00 a.m.
Recycling is picked up every second Tuesday. See below schedule for details.

Point It
Place your container so the arrow on the lid points towards the centre of the lane or street. The container should be on your driveway or lawn, behind the curb or on the edge of your lawn, with the handle facing your property.

Space It
Space your container so there is at least 2 m (6 feet) of space on all sides and 3 m (10 feet) of clearance above. Make sure to leave 2 m between containers if you have more than one or are close to your neighbours'.

Remove It
Containers must be removed from the roadway no later than 7:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

Place These Items in your Recycling Container:
Paper
Magazines
Newspaper
Boxboard
Cardboard
Plastic #1-7
Soft plastics
Tin cans/foil
Gable top jugs
Tetra-paks
Aerosol cans (no paint)
Milk Jugs

All food containers MUST be washed. If you are unable to wash all food particles from the item, please place it in your garbage bin.

What should I not do collection day?

Do Not Overfill your Container
Overfilled containers will not be emptied. Please ensure loose garbage is bagged and that the lid is closed. Any garbage or recycling that is not inside your container will not be collected.

Do Not Bag Recycling
Wash and put all recycling items into your recycling container.

Do Not Put These Items in your Garbage Container:
NO propane tanks or cylinders
NO automobile tires
NO lead-acid batteries (e.g. car batteries)
NO paints, solvents or any liquids
NO hazardous materials (e.g. pesticides)
NO gypsum (drywall)
NO animal carcasses
NO used oil or oil filters
NO TVs or computer monitors

Do Not Put These Items in your Recycling Container:
NO Styrofoam
NO Soiled items
NO Glass - Can be recycled at the recycling bins located at the Pouce Coupe Elementary school
NO Deposit items
NO Gift wrap
NO Electronics
NO Batteries
NO Paint aerosol cans
NO Light bulbs
NO Personal hygiene items

Excess Garbage
Excess residential garbage may be taken to the Besborough Landfill. If a resident finds that one container is insufficient for their household needs, an additional container may be obtained from the Village with a $100 deposit. There will be an additional $30.45 quarterly collection fee for the collection of waste from this additional container.

Excess Recycling
Excess residential garbage may be taken to the Dawson Creek Recycling & Bottle Depot. If a resident finds that one container is insufficient for their household needs, an additional container may be obtained from the Village with a $100 deposit. There is no collection fee for the collection of recycling from this additional container.

The recycling containers at the Pouce Coupe Elementary school are available for residents to drop-off recycling. Some items that cannot be put in the Village's residential recycling bins can be recycled at the school. Please note that the Peace River Regional District is responsible for emptying and maintaining these bins. For more information, please see their website here.

Brush Recycling
Compostable material can be dropped off at the east end of 55th behind the Public Works shop. The gates will be open 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. They will not be open on the weekend or statuary holidays unless prior arrangements have been made. To make these arrangements, please contact the Village Office at (250) 786-5794 or email at info@poucecoupe.ca.

Replacing a Lost or Damaged Container
The cost of replacing a lost or damaged container is $100.


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