Garbage and Recycling

Garbage, Recycling and Industrial Waste Services

For information on how to pay your Garbage and Recycling bill please call the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) at 250-720-2700.

Sort'nGo Organics

A new waste collection service is pulling up to west coast curbs. This program is called Sort’nGo Organics and will replace the current Garbage and Recycling Program here in Ucluelet. Residents of single-family homes in Ucluelet will begin diverting organic (food/yard) waste from the landfill.

Using the Cart Locking Mechanism

The new organics and garbage carts come with certified locking mechanisms to further reduce the chance of wildlife accessing the contents.
Residents should:

  • Keep both clips locked to the lid 24/7 except on collection day when placing carts roadside between 5am-8am
  • Once roadside, unlock the clips and hook the two ends together to avoid cart damage when emptied by the collection

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Securing and Storing Carts

Ideally, carts will be stored inside and away from entry doors and windows (i.e., pantry, garage). If carts must be stored outside, they will need to be properly secured.
Not properly securing/storing carts is the #1 reason animals are able to get access, damage carts and increase the risk of human-wildlife conflict.

Guidelines from WildSafeBC include:

  • All types of outdoor sheds are not strong enough to prevent bears from accessing their contents – unless they are outfitted with electrical fencing
  • If stored outdoors, secure carts with chains or cables locks to a secure base, such as a concrete block to prevent an adult bear from dragging it away
  • Store carts in a well-lit area, or area with security/motion sensor lights
  • Keep carts away from entryways and doors
  • Decrease odors and attractants by storing smelly food waste (i.e., fish and meat products) in the freezer before transferring to green carts on collection day

View More WildSafeBC Guides on Reducing Wildlife Conflicts ->


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All eligible residents – any residential dwelling with four or fewer units – will receive a new organics cart that will get picked up weekly at the roadside. Residents will also receive a new uniform (blue) recycling cart and (black) garbage cart, which will be collected on alternating weeks.

For more information, visit Sort'nGo Organics - West Coast at Let's Connect ACRD >

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Garbage & Recycling Schedules

Type your address into the Waste Wizard Calendar below to download your Garbage and Recycling Schedule.
Use the Sort It section to learn how to recycle or dispose of a particular waste item such as styrofoam, batteries, plastic bags or empty paint cans.

Residential garbage & recycling is collected by the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District through a private contractor and disposed of at the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District landfill. Strata properties, trailer parks, apartment buildings with three or more units, and commercial properties with a residence are not included in the curbside collection program.

Curbside recycling pickups are Wednesdays, every two weeks. Recycling collection weeks alternate between Tofino and Ucluelet.

Ozzard Environmental
Tel: 250-266-6166
317 Forbes Rd, Ucluelet BC
Ozzard Environmental Website >

 RecycleBC lets you know what can be collected at your property.
Ucluelet residents are encouraged to be 'Bear Aware' and aim to reduce the amount of bear attractants in the community. For example, residents are not permitted to put garbage outside until the morning of collection day. 

Ucluelet Recycling Facilities

Bottle Depot
325 Forbes Road
Phone: 250-726-3748
Electronic devices can also be dropped off at the Bottle Depot.