Waste Reduction

The Solid Waste Management Program in Klemtu was initiated in 2012 after the closure of the local landfill. To mitigate the high environmental and economic toll of ferrying waste to Port Hardy, our community has established an efficient recycling program with convenient curbside pickup services. 

Please recycle according to the Red and Blue Box Guidelines below. This includes:

  • CLEAN and dry paper products (Red Box), and
  • WASHED containers (metal and plastic) (Blue Box)

**Please ensure all lids are taken off, glass is place in a separate bag beside your red and blue box.


Garbage pick-up is on Friday, please have your bin on the curb by 8:30AM.

Curbside Hazardous Waste Pick-up – First Wednesday of the Month
Hazardous Waste items must be in a container for pick-up

– Paint and solvents
– Automotive wastes (motor oil, antifreeze, etc.)
– Electronics (TV, cell phones, mp3 players, etc.)
– Mercury containing wastes (switches, fluorescent lighting, thermometers, etc.)
– Batteries; aerosols and propane cylinders
– Cleaning agents and caustics
– Radioactive waste
– Appliances containing refrigerant

Curbside Bulk Pick-up – Last Wednesday of the Month
Bulk items will not be picked up, if the item are too heavy for two employees to lift.

– Furniture
– Wood
– Carpet

Recycling pick-up is Monday.

Compost pick-up is on Wednesday. Please have your bucket(s) on the curb by 8:30AM.


Housing & Public Works Department Office: 250-839-1265