Missed Collections & Severe Weather

Missed Collection?

Most homes are served by multiple trucks, with recycling, garbage, and compostables trucks arriving at different times to pick up different materials.

Collections start at 7:00am and crews have until 5:00pm to finish collections, unless severe weather or other unforeseen disruptions cause collection delays.

To help ensure your materials are collected, please:

  • set your materials out by 7:00am
  • use appropriate containers with lids and handles
  • ensure your materials are placed within 2m/6.5ft of the curb
  • do not exceed the allowable container/bag weight and size limits listed in the Curbside Collection Guide
  • place Tag-a-Bag stickers on over limit containers/bags of garbage or yard waste
  • ensure "We Recycle" decals on recycling containers are visible to crews
  • ensure materials are not hidden behind a vehicle, hedge, etc.

If you think your materials were missed please:

  1. Check your cans/bags for an "Information Tag", which may explain why materials could not be collected
  2. If there is no tag, please call Emterra at 604.795.7795


If Severe Weather Disrupts Curbside Collection:

Customers who do not receive service will be allowed to place up to twice their normal limit of materials at the curb the following regular collection day. In this case, the collection of extra materials will be free of charge and no Tag-a-Bag stickers will be needed.