Annual Spring Cleanup & FireSmart Initiative

The City of Fernie is once again offering residential households within the City of Fernie FREE pick up of LAWN AND GARDEN WASTE (NO Household Garbage – just grass clippings, brush, weeds and small tree branches less than 6” in diameter).  Garden waste must be placed on the curb by 7:00am on your pickup day in the same location as regular garbage pick-up in all areas except the Annex and Maintown which will be picked up in the alley.  You DO NOT HAVE TO REGISTER for this service.   Garden WASTE must BE bagged in clear plastic bags and tree/brush clippings must be securely bundled, tied and piled in such a way that it can be picked up by a loader.  Please do not pile up loose leaves and materials – You will be responsible for cleaning up windblown debris.



Pick Up Date

Annex (place items in alley) & Riverside

Tues May 21 & Wed May 22

Airport (Mt View) & Park Avenue

Thurs May 23 & Fri May 24

Parkland & Alpine Trails

Mon May 27

Ridgemont, Silver Ridge, Pine Grove, Fernie Mobile Home Park, Castle   Mountain

Tues May 28 & Wed May 29

Maintown (place items in alley)

Thurs May 30 & Fri May 31

West Fernie 

Mon June 3 & Tues June 4

Attention SENIORS!   Free Household Refuse and Reusable/Recyclable Goods Pickup

JUST FOR YOU!  If you have large items of household refuse or recyclable/reusable goods that you wish to have hauled away (old furniture, old appliances, white goods with Freon removed, etc.) the City will pick up and dispose of these items during the Annual Spring Clean Up between May 21 and June 4.  Please separate your items into refuse, recyclable/reusable items and we will dispose of them for you.  This FREE SERVICE is just for seniors and YOU MUST Register in advance by calling City Hall at 250.423.6817.  Please have your items to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the dates we are in your area per the Annual Spring Cleanup schedule.  To receive this free service you must be a senior 65 years or older.

 Fernie FireSmart Initiative 

In order to be proactive in preparing our home and community for wildfire, take advantage of the FireSmart initiative this Spring.  

You can help your family prepare your home by trimming lower branches off of bulky evergreen trees and removing needle debris.  This is a simple way to reduce the risk of wildfire to homes. The City will pick up tree debris as part of the Spring Cleanup.

The best way to trim your trees is to:

1) Prune off branches 2m from the ground, or 1/3 of tree height, whichever is less

2) Remove dead needles, grass and litter from underneath

3) Tie branches in a bundle, bag litter and place by curb for pickup

Example of Tree Trimming