Waste Management

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Guidelines for household garbage are as follows. 


Garbage bags must:

  • Weigh less than 20 kilograms (44 pounds)
  • Be tagged with a City garbage tag that is easily visible.
  • Garbage must be place in Regular sized garbage bags
  • Garbage MAY be contained in a bin.
  • Be out by 7:00 am on the designated day of the week, but no earlier than 5:00 am.
  • NOT include garden clippings or construction material.


The City will permit containers to be used in the following manner:

  • Garbage bags will be lifted out of a garbage can by a City employee and placed into the truck
  • Garbage cans will not be lifted by City employees
  • Garbage bags that are not easily removed from cans, will be left in the can
  • Garbage bags must be the correct size or will be left in the can
  • Garbage bags must be the correct weight or will be left in the can
  • All garbage bags must have a tag. Untagged bags will be left in the can

Garbage Tags

Garbage tags are available in sheets of 10 tags for $17.50.

Tags can be purchased at:

  • Safeway
  • Uphill Market
  • KTK Rosemont Market
  • Nelson Pharmasave
  • Save-On-Foods
  • Real Canadian Wholesale Club
  • Wings Grocery
  • Hipperson Home Hardware
  • Nelson Home Building Centre
  • Ellison’s Market
  • Kootenay Co-op
  • City Hall at 310 Ward St.