Curbside Collection

The City of Salmon Arm provides the curbside collection of residential food waste, recycling, garbage and yard waste for all single-family dwellings, bare land stratas, mobile homes and other eligible dwellings withing the City Limits. Food waste is collected weekly, while recycling and garbage are collected every second week, on alternating weeks. Yard waste is collected once in the spring and once in the fall. Please view the 2022 Program Guide (PDF) and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) for program details.

The 2023 Program Guide (PDF) is now available

Use the Recycle Coach app at the bottom of this page for What-Goes-Where and the collection schedule for your address.  This app is also available for your mobile device.


Per City Bylaw 4281, your bins and bags are to be put out at the curb on the morning of collection day by 7 am, NOT the night before. When not out for collection, bins and bags should be kept in a secure location, inaccessible by wildlife. This is essential to minimize attracting wildlife into residential areas, keep residents safe and protect wildlife from harm. Please contact the City at 250.803.4000 or for further assistance. Your co-operation with this is greatly appreciated.

For extra garbage and food waste, bag tags are available for purchase at City Hall, the Recreation Centre or can be ordered online.

To report a missed collection either use the "Contact Us" form below or call  or email SCV Waste Solutions at 250.803.4074

Please note that your garbage, recycling, food waste and yard waste can be taken to the Salmon Arm Landfill at any time during normal operating hours. At this time, food waste taken to the landfill will be treated as garbage (refuse) and charged as such. Visit the CSRD website for garbage and recycling information, including landfill hours, disposal fees and contact information.

Information for properties with a contained or detached suite.
Additional food waste collection opt-in form.
Find out what is and what is not accepted in curbside recycling.
Tips for Recycling during the summer months when you are out and about.

Bylaw 4281 - Curbside Collection of Refuse, Recycling, Food Waste and Yard Waste
Schedule A – List of Accepted Materials
Schedule B – List of Prohibited Materials

Curbside Collection Statistics:

Please find the the latest curbside collection statistics and waste diversion rate information.

Recycle Coach:

The City uses the Recycle Coach web and mobile phone app to provide residents with their curbside collection schedule, reminders, City notifications and what-goes-where search tool. The search tool can be used for any type of material and Recycle Coach will provide information on how to properly dispose of it and drop-off locations (if it is not collected with curbside collection). You can also report a missed collection through the app. The web version of the app is below or you can download it for free onto your mobile device from your App Store (search for Recycle Coach). Once downloaded onto your device, you’ll be prompted to enter your address to get your schedule. Use the settings menu to set-up your reminders and notifications. Contact the City if further assistance is required. Using this tool is beneficial to reducing the waste that goes to landfill and allows you to receive important notifications from the City.