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Solid Waste Collection Services


The City of Armstrong has partnered with the contractor SCV Waste Solutions to provide municipal solid waste collection services.

Starting May 1st, SCV will provide a tiered service for waste collection including:

• Weekly manual food waste collection from one City-supplied food waste bin containing a maximum of 22 kg (40 lbs)
• Bi-weekly automated garbage collection from one 240 L City supplied garbage cart
• Bi-weekly manual green waste collection in resident-provided containers or compostable bags.

Residents should receive a newsletter in April that will be mailed out at the end of March. SCV will deliver new city-provided carts between April 19th - 30th.


A map showing collection areas with the corresponding collection days is pictured above. Please consider downloading and keeping a copy of this map and the calendar for regular viewing on your device or computer.

In order to make sure your curbside containers are collected each week:

  • Place the containers at the curb prior to 7 a.m. but not before 4 a.m. on your collection day

  • All containers must be placed with wheels positioned away from the travelled portion of the lane so they are visible and accessible for the collectors. They must not obstruct roadways, driveways or sidewalks. The automated collection trucks will require one metre of space around your cart.

If collection appears to have not taken place at your home you can check the City of Armstrong website to see if there are any updates or contact SCV Waste Solutions directly at (250) 540-9300.

Food Waste Information


Some helpful tips for working with food waste:

1. Freeze particularly smelly and messy food waste in your freezer until your collection day (dairy, meat, bones, shellfish).

2. Drain as much liquid as possible from your organic material before putting it in your food waste bin.

3. Wrap your food waste in a newspaper, paper towel or tissue paper to absorb excess moisture.

4. Sprinkle some baking soda, white vinegar or lemon juice in your container to help fight odours.

5. Keep your containers cool by storing them away from heat and direct sunlight. Heat speeds up
decomposition and produces odour faster.

6. Fats, oils and greases must not be dumped down the drain. Let these solidify or freeze, then scrape into your food waste.

7. Soiled paper products like paper towel, napkins & tissues should go in your food waste. These are not recyclable, even if clean. Don’t put these items in your recycling.

8. Small wooden products like popsicle sticks,
toothpicks and chopsticks are also accepted in your food waste. Break longer items into smaller pieces.

9. Take your food waste cart to the curb for collection every week, even if it isn’t full.

10. Look for these certified compostable logos when
purchasing liners or compostable bags for your food waste bin.

Do you have additional questions about garbage, food, or green waste?

Please click the icon below for our FAQ’s list.


Recycle BC

Recycling services will not change as part of the new solid waste collection service. Emterra Environmental is Recycle BC's curbside collection contractor for packaging and paper products. Contact Emterra Environmental with any inquiries at 250-545-4245 or via email at