The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District provides curbside collection services to the communities of Furry Creek and Britannia Beach through GFL (formerly Carney’s Waste Systems). Garbage, recycling and organics collection alternates weekly. Be Bear Smart with these simple tips to manage waste in bear country.
Collection day changes for garbage and recycling/ organics over the Holiday Season
Please note the following changes to the curbside collection schedule for the Holidays:
- Garbage collection will be taking place on Thursday, Dec 26th, 2019 instead of Wednesday, Dec 25th
- Recycling and organics collection will be taking place on Thursday, Jan 2nd, 2020 instead of Wednesday, Jan 1st
Tote Exchange 2019
Residents in Britannia Beach and Furry Creek who receive curbside pick up may exchange their current garbage or organics tote from a medium (65 gallon) to a small (35 gallon) tote free of charge. You can request your free tote exchange (one per household) until November 15, 2019.
Please contact Marie-Lou LeBlanc at the SLRD at 604-894-6371 or email@example.com until November 15, 2019 if you would like to exchange one of your totes. Please note: Tote exchanges will occur in February 2020.
Fall Clean Up 2019
The Fall Clean-Up 2019 has ended and the yard waste bin has been removed. Please use your organics tote for any smaller yard waste like leaves, grass clippings, small branches etc. The lid has to be fully closed (no long branches sticking out).
The Squamish landfill accepts large branches and yard waste. More info on tipping fees and business hours: www.squamish.ca/our-services/garbage-and-waste-diversion/landfill
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 604-894-6371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW: Curbside organics collection in Furry Creek and Britannia Beach
- Furry Creek and Britannia Beach Curbside Collection Schedule 2020
- PowerPoint Presentation - Community Meeting May 29, 2019
- Community Meeting Summary - May 29, 2019
- How to manage Wildlife attractants responsibly and keep wildlife wild
- SLRD Wildlife Attractant Bylaw
- Curbside Recycling Guide: Britannia Beach and Furry Creek
- Curbside Organics Guide: Accepted materials
- What goes Where Recycling Guide
Organics curbside collection: Accepted and not accepted materials:
Collection Schedule and Electronic Reminder
Never miss another collection day! Get a free reminder email, app notification, or phone call!
Just CLICK HERE, enter your address, and click on 'Get a reminder!'
Or download the app for your phone: Get collection day reminders and look up where to recycle what with the Waste Wizard search included in the app.
SLRD Bylaw Enforcement and Wildlife Attractant Violation Fines
The SLRD has a Wildlife Attractant Bylaw that covers all Electoral Areas in the SLRD, including Furry Creek and Brittannia Beach, with the intent to regulate proper management of wildlife attractants and to offer enforcement tools to help reduce wildlife incidents while maintaining public safety.The SLRD Bylaw officer is actively persuing ongoing unsecured wildlife attracts and will be issuing infractions fines.
- PLEASE NOTE: Maximum fine of up to $500 per occurance. See the full infraction fine list here.
- Please report unsecured attractants to the SLRD: email@example.com or by calling 604-894-6371 (Toll-free: 1-800-298-7753).
More information on accepted recycling materials, schedules and totes can be found at:
- Furry Creek Curbside Collection Information and Schedule
- Britannia Beach Curbside Collection Information and Schedule
Note that PLASTIC BAGS , OVERWRAP & GLASS are NOT ACCEPTED in your Recycling Tote.
Request a Tote
The standard size of the recycling and garbage totes is 65 gallons. Larger totes are available by contacting GFL (formerly Carney’s Waste Systems) at 604-892-5604 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upgrades to larger recycling totes (95 gallons) is paid for by the service; however, upgrades to larger garbage totes will be billed directly by GFL to the customer. Smaller totes (35 gallons) are also available to customers with limited storage space or those with minimal garbage and/or recycling collection requirements.
Request a Tote Repair or Replacement
To request that a damaged or broken tote be repaired or replaced please contact GFL at 604-892-5604.
GFL will repair or replace a damaged tote at their cost during the tote’s next service date. Next day repair or replacement is available at a cost of $65 to the homeowner.
Manage your waste to eliminate bear attractants.
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is located in prime bear habitat. To keep both bears and people safe, we need to ensure that bears and other wildlife can move through the communities in the SLRD without being attracted to non-natural food sources.
Bears have a very keen sense of smell, reported to be 9 times as strong as the sense of smell of dogs. That is why it is critical to properly manage your waste as garbage is a major bear attractant (as are fruit trees, bird feeders, barbeques and improperly managed compost piles).
Once a bear gets into garbage, it will keep coming back. Habituated bears are a threat to public safety.
Did you know that on average, over 900 black bears across B.C. are killed each year as a result of human bear conflict?
Garbage is the number one attractant and accounts for over 55% of bear conflict calls in B.C. Don't let a bear get into your garbage and be the reason it gets destroyed.
TOP 10 WAYS TO KEEP WILDLIFE WILD
- Keep your garbage secure - including in a bear resistant container and inside a secure location.
- Don’t put your garbage out until the day of collection.
- Pick fruit as it ripens and pick up all wind-falls.
- Bring bird feeders in from April to November and when you are not using them.
- Feed pets indoors.
- Keep compost working properly; a smelly compost is a sign that it is not working. Find tips here.
- Protect fruit trees and small livestock with a properly installed and maintained electric fence.
- Do not feed wildlife.
- Keep barbecues clean and odour free.
- ALWAYS report all wildlife sightings and any conflicts immediately to the provincial Conservation Officer Service report line at 1.877.952.7277