Organics Curbside Collection Program

On February 22, 2018, the Town of Gibsons’ Council officially adopted “Garbage and Organics Collection and Disposal Bylaw 1252, 2018“, which requires the diversion of all organic material from the regular garbage stream effective April 1, 2018.

As most Gibsons residents are not able to divert 100% of organic waste from their garbage on their own, a new organics curbside collection program will be implemented beginning the week of April 2, 2018.

Also beginning April 2, 2018, garbage collection will change from weekly to bi-weekly (i.e. every other week.)

In order to help residents stay informed about these changes and how they will unfold, we have created a series of Frequently Asked Questions sheets, which may be downloaded below. These include answers to common questions such as Why Do We Need an Organics Diversion Program? and Where Do I Get the Materials I Need to Participate in the Program?

If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please contact us at 604.886.2274 or by email at

We thank you for your patience as we work through some of the inevitable hiccups that will occur as we work to implement this essential (and very Earth-friendly) program!

Organic Curbside Collection: Information Sheets

Organics Poster – What Can (and Cannot) Go In Your Green Bin

Frequently Asked Questions: Single-Family Residential Curbside (for residents of single-family dwellings such as houses or suites.)

Frequently Asked Questions: Multi-Family Dwelling Version A (for residents of strata or multi-family dwellings.)

Letter to Managers of Multi-Family Developments re Organics Diversion Program (re. how to prepare for organics pickup program)

Frequently Asked Questions: Opt Out Option

Organics Opt Out Application -Schedule A (Deadline for submission is March 22, 2018)

Collections Calendar

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This excellent video explains why composting is SO beneficial to our planet – it’ll make you glad you’re helping out!