Waste & Recycling Collection

Automated Waste and Recycling Collection 

We remind residents that in accordance to Bylaw No. 1845, waste and recycling must be stored indoors until 5 AM on the day of collection and must be stored indoors between collection days.  

2019 Collection Schedules 

RDEK Waste and Recycling Services Survey 

The review of the Regional District of East Kootenay’s (RDEK) Solid Waste Management Plan is now underway and it is asking for residents and property owners will get involved and engaged in the process.

RDEK Survey 

Bear Resistant Dumpsters

If you miss garbage day, or do not have a garage to store garbage securely between collection days, the City of Fernie is happy to offer bear resistant dumpsters, available for public use 24/7.

These dumpsters can be found at:

Max Turyk Centre: 44 Mt. Washburn Street, located in the Mountview neighbourhood known as the “airport.”

Fernie Memorial Arena: 1092 Highway 3, located along the highway corridor between the Annex and Maintown neighbourhoods.

Fernie Aquatic Centre: 250 Pine Avenue, located along the collector street between Castle Mountain and Ridgemont neighbourhoods.

City Hall: 501 3rd Avenue, centrally located in the City’s downtown core of the Maintown neighbourhood.

The dumpsters for public use can be identified by a “keep wildlife wild” sticker.

Has your garbage been missed?

If collection of your waste or recycling is missed, or you have an issue with a missing or damaged cart, please contact:

Southeast Disposal Ltd.
1-800-662-5744

The Transfer Station is, located on Highway 3 at Brenner Road across from Home Hardware, open Mon-Fri (9 am - 5 pm) and Sat-Sun (10 am - 4 pm) and closed on Statutory Holidays. There are no fees for household waste.

RDEK Yellow Bin Program

Public recycle bins for plastics #1 - #6, paper, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans (no glass or wood products please) are located at:

Wood, glass and composting bins are available at the Transfer Station located on Highway 3 at Brenner Road, across from the Home Hardware, open Mon-Fri (9 am - 5 pm) and Sat-Sun (10 am - 4 pm) and closed on Statutory Holidays.

Bring your used household batteries and cell phones to City Hall or the Fernie Aquatic Centre for recycling. Bottle, electronics, small appliances, power tools, and sealed paint containers can be recycled at the Fernie Bottle Depot at 1291 Ridgemont Avenue.

Other Waste and Recycling

Bring your used household batteries and cell phones to City Hall at 501 3rd Avenue or the Fernie Aquatic Centre at 350 Pine Avenue for recycling. Bottles, electronics, small appliances, power tools, and sealed paint containers can be recycled at the Fernie Bottle Depot at 1291 Ridgemont Avenue.

Downtown Decorative Waste Bins

The historic downtown area is serviced with pedestrian waste bins provided for by general tax revenue.  Waste is collected downtown by the City public works staff.  If you notice that a bin is full please complete a Request for Service Form online or contact City Hall at 250-423-6817. 

Parks and Trails Bear Proof Waste Bins

City parks and trails are serviced with bear proof waste bins provided to users through general tax revenue.  Waste is collected from the parks and trails bins by City public works staff.  If you notice that a bin is full please complete a Request for Service Form online or contact City Hall at 250-423-6817.  

Note that in the winter months the level of service for parks and trails bins is reduced to areas that receive winter maintenance. Map coming soon.

Rules and Regulations 

Remember we are a Wild Safe Community! Waste Regulation Bylaw No. 1845 prohibits the accumulation of wildlife attractants, the storage of waste outdoors, and the placing of waste out for collection prior to 5:00 a.m. on your collection day!

If you would like to report violation please complete a Request for Service Form online or contact Bylaw Services at bylaw@fernie.ca or by phone at (250) 423-2244. Click here for more information on how to report a violation.

Useful Resources

For more information on garbage and recycling, please visit: