Garbage, Recycling and Composting
Please Note: The City of Abbotsford has closed all City facilities until further notice to support slowing the spread of COVID-19. All information and community updates related to COVID-19 and City services are updated regularly on the City website.
During this closure period, if you require extra garbage stickers, replacement yard waste coupons, compostables container labels or collection schedules, please submit these requests at 604-864-5514 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to respond to requests as soon as possible. Curbside collection services will continue as scheduled.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our waste collection staff, all garbage must be bagged and securely tied. Please note that loose items placed in curbside garbage containers will not be accepted.
Upcoming Changes to the Curbside Program
The City’s Curbside Collection Program will be adopting a cart-based automatic collection system where residents will be provided three carts; one each for recycling, compostables and garbage. The changes to the curbside collection program are expected to be operational by spring 2021.
The City will also be undertaking an analysis on what it costs to collect glass and large oversized items such as furniture and mattresses. View current information on this initiative at abbotsford.ca/curbside2021.
Upcoming Compostable Collection Requirements
All multi-family, industrial, commercial and institutional properties that currently do not collect compostable waste separately from garbage will need to start doing so by April 1, 2020. View current information on this initiative, including available resources at abbotsford.ca/compostables.
- Curbside Collection Schedule
Type in your address to view your collection day. Compostables and recyclables are collected weekly and garbage is collected bi-weekly.
What Goes Where - Waste Wizard
Search an item to find out if it is accepted curbside or needs to be taken elsewhere for proper recycling or disposal.
Try our new digital waste sorting game to test your knowledge in a fun and east way. The game can be accessed online and through the Abbotsford Curbside Collection app (available on the App Store and Google Play).
Fix-It & Swap Events
Learn how to repair items instead of throwing them away.
Yard Waste Coupon Program
View information on the yard waste coupon program offered to single family households.
FAQs - Single Family Households
View information on the City’s curbside collection program provided to single family households.
FAQs - Multi-Family Households
View information on managing waste at apartments, condos, and townhouses.
- FAQs - Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Sector
View information on managing waste at industrial, commercial and institutional properties.
- Waste Reduction
View information on waste reduction and tips for reducing waste.
Love Food Hate Waste
View information on reducing food waste including tips on food storage, meal planning and smarter shopping habits.
- Transfer Stations & Recycling Depots
View a list of transfer stations and Recycle BC Recycling Depots available in Abbotsford.
View seasonal waste management information.
Event Waste Management
View tips on waste management at public events.
Litter Clean Up Opportunities
View information on volunteering opportunities including the Adopt-A-Street, Trail or Street programs.
Report Illegal Dumping
View information on how to report illegal dumping on City, private and crown lands.
View information on available educational resources.