Garbage & Recycling Collection

New Automated Waste and Recycling Program started June 4, 2018 

The new program rolls out the week of June 4th, 2018.  Residents can now utilize their new carts. 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.  

Questions about the new service? 

Please visit Frequently Asked Questions!

New Collection Areas and Schedules

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
  • Fernie Memorial Arena
  • City Hall
  • The Aquatic Center
The dumpsters for public use can be identified by a “keep wildlife wild” sticker.

Has your garbage been missed?

Complete a Request for Service or contact City Hall at (250) 423-6817. 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.

Useful Resources

For more information on garbage and recycling, please visit: