All homeowners on Haida Gwaii participate in the garbage collection service. Collections are made once per week. In the event of a Statutory holiday, an alternate pick up day is provided with notice in the newspaper. Two bags per household are allowed in regulation garbage cans. Garbage must be curbside by 8:30 am and stored in an animal proof container.

Extra garbage will be collected only if an additional garbage tag is affixed to the contents of an additional regulation garbage receptacle. Garbage tags are available for $2, purchased at the following location:

  • Village of Queen Charlotte Office

If you have any questions or comments concerning residential garbage, you are welcome to contact the North Coast Regional District (NCRD) office at (250) 557-9339 or the contractor Big Red Enterprises at (250) 559-8880.

For any questions pertaining to Billing enquiries, please email:


— Current Residential Garbage Collection Schedule —



  Oceanview Drive & Skidegate Landing


  All other roads in Queen Charlotte



Wednesdays 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturdays 11:00am to 3:00pm




Recycling is an important part of minimizing the amount of waste disposed at regional landfills. Recycling services provided by the North Coast Regional District (NCRD) are funded through taxation and the sale of recyclables. On Haida Gwaii, the main recycling depot is in the Village of Queen Charlotte. Pease take a moment to review the North Coast Regional District's Residential Recycling Guidelines.


Queen Charlotte Recycling Depot:
Ticker's Hauling & Storage

1205 Oceanview Drive
Queen Charlotte, B.C.
Tel: (250) 559-4141

Regular Operating Hours:
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Paper products, cardboard, tin, plastics, paint, engine oil and oil containers, batteries

Islands Solid Waste Landfill – Port Clements
71454 Highway 16
Tel: (250) 557-9339

Regular Operating Hours
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

First Saturday of each Month: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

CLOSED all other Saturdays, Sundays and all Statutory Holidays


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