Garbage, Recycling & Landfill

Garbage Collection

Garbage collection, within town boundaries, is the responsibility of the town. The service is currently contracted to Tip-it Waste Solutions Inc. (formerly known as Ray's Garbage Pick-Up). Residents are entitled to place 2 bags or cans of garbage on the curb, per week, for pick-up. Tags for extra bags can be purchased at Town Hall for $2.00 each. If your bags were missed, please call Tip-It Waste Solutions Inc. at 250-428-9887.

Please place your bags or containers on the curb before 8:00 a.m. If you have recently moved and do not know your garbage day, please give us a call at Town Hall. View the solid waste collection map online.


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Pursuant to the “Waste Management Regulations Bylaw No. 1395, 1997”, please note the following:

3.  Container Standards and Contents

3.1  A regulation garbage container may be a galvanized iron container or regular plastic garbage can circular in design and must have a cover so as to be water tight. The maximum size is not to exceed 80 litres (18 imperial gallons) and no container shall exceed 23 kilograms (50 pounds) in weight.

3.2  A plastic bag may be used as a garbage container provided that:
a)  it is strong enough to withstand normal handling and lifting;
b)  it is properly closed and sealed;
c)  it contains no glassware, bottles or sharp pieces of wood or metal which might tear the bag and cause injury to the Garbage Collector;
d)  it is stored within an enclosed shelter until garbage pickup time to prevent unsightly and unsanitary conditions due to dogs or other causes; and
e)  the maximum size is not to exceed 66 cm by 97 cm (26" by 38") and shall not exceed 23 kilograms (50 pounds) in weight.

3.3  All occupants shall thoroughly drain all garbage or trade waste before placing it in garbage containers and no garbage or trade waste of a semi-liquid consistency shall be collected from any premises whatsoever.

6.  Exceptions to Garbage Collections

6.1  No farm animal faeces, hazardous waste, tires, grass clippings, leaves, tree prunings, scrap lumber, logs, metal, stone, brick, concrete, car or truck batteries, recyclable material or any waste that can be composted, shall be set out for collection.

View the Waste Management Regulations Bylaw No. 1395, 1997 online in its entirety.


The Town of Creston strongly encourages residents to recycle. Recycling is a Regional District service, and the RDCK has a lot of tips to get you started, including recycling basics and FAQs. The RDCK Recycling Depots in Creston are located on Helen Street behind the car wash, and at the RDCK Landfill. Find a complete list of RDCK depots, as well as locations of other bottle depots in Creston, online.

A curbside recycling program, providing twice monthly pick-up, is operated by the Creston and District Society for Community Living.

RDCK Landfill (Creston Facility)

The RDCK Landfill (Creston Facility) is operated by the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Landfill hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The landfill is closed on statutory holidays. User fees do apply at the landfill site. The landfill is located on Mallory Road, across from the Creston Golf Course.