// // Garbage - Nakusp //


Use Village garbage bags and we’ll pick them up

Once a week, residential curbside garbage pickup is available within the village. Village garbage bags for residential garbage are available for purchase from most retail outlets in town and from the Village office. Residential garbage is picked up on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please refer to the garbage collection map  to see what day garbage is picked up in your neighbourhood.

Holiday Schedule for Garbage – If the holiday falls on a Monday, garbage will be picked up on the next regular business day.  If the holiday falls on Friday, garbage will be picked up on the Wednesday prior.  If the holiday falls on a Wednesday it will be picked up on the following Friday.


  • Village of Nakusp
  • Administration
  • info@nakusp.com
  • T 250.265.3689 or
  • Public Works
  • T 250.265.3556

Using Village garbage bags is a pay-as-you-go system

The Village of Nakusp provides a residential curbside waste collection service that is pay-as-you-go.  Instead of issuing an annual bill for garbage pickup with a flat fee for the service, the Village sells garbage bags. The cost of the bags includes the fee for the collection service. Residents may put out as much, or as little garbage as they wish and only pay for the amount of the service they use.

Changes to the garbage collection system have been implemented to prevent garbage from being left out overnight and to minimize ripped up bags.  Garbage left out overnight attracts wildlife (ie. Bears, raccoons) and unprotected bags can be scavenged by birds and animals.

  • Residential garbage bags must be placed within an animal-resistant container for collection;

  • Garbage is to be placed out for collection no earlier than 7:00 am, but ready for pick-up at 9:00 am;

  • Garbage must be placed on the Avenue adjacent to the residence; and,

  • All garbage must be in Village bags (available for purchase at local retainers and the Village Office).