Furry Creek

Curbside Collection Program

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.

Yard Waste Bin back for fall clean up in Furry Creek and Britannia Beach 
September 20th until October 20th, 2019

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the yard waste bin/ yard waste drop off, please call us at
604-894-6371 or email utilities@slrd.bc.ca

Tote Exchange 

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 mleblanc@slrd.bc.ca until November 15, 2019 if you would like to exchange one of your totes. Please note: Tote exchanges will occur in February 2020.

NEW: Curbside organics collection in Furry Creek and Britannia Beach

Organics curbside collection: Accepted and not accepted materials:

Organics Curbside Collection Accepted Materials_BB and FC_2019

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: bylawenforcement@slrd.bc.ca 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:

Note that PLASTIC BAGS , OVERWRAP & GLASS are NOT ACCEPTED in your Recycling Tote.

For a detailed list of what goes where download the District of Squamish Recycling Chart or the What Goes Where Recycling Guide for Squamish. 

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 squamish@gflenv.com

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. 

Be BEAR SMART

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

  1. Keep your garbage secure - including in a bear resistant container and inside a secure location. 
  2. Don’t put your garbage out until the day of collection.
  3. Pick fruit as it ripens and pick up all wind-falls.
  4. Bring bird feeders in from April to November and when you are not using them.
  5. Feed pets indoors.
  6. Keep compost working properly; a smelly compost is a sign that it is not working. Find tips here.
  7. Protect fruit trees and small livestock with a properly installed and maintained electric fence.
  8. Do not feed wildlife.
  9. Keep barbecues clean and odour free.
  10. ALWAYS report all wildlife sightings and any conflicts immediately to the provincial Conservation Officer Service report line at 1.877.952.7277