Garbage & Recycling

The Solid Waste Collection Bylaw states that commercial and residential garbage is required to be picked up once per week.

  • Resident garbage collection - Every Friday (excluding stat holidays)
  • Commercial garbage collection - Every Monday & Thursday (excluding stat holidays)

For further information please refer to the Solid Waste Collection Bylaw .

  • Tippable garbage containers must be placed outside by 8:00 am. Containers placed after 8:00 am on collection day may not be collected. Pick up times may vary occasionally without notice.
  • Your tippable garbage container must be placed in full view and within 1.0 metres of the curbside, with the lid closed. 
  • No property shall include cardboard waste generated at the premises for Solid Waste Collection. The Village will not be responsible for the disposal of such cardboard.
  • All garbage must be sealed inside the garbage container. Maximum weight 100lbs. No extra garbage on the street.


  • Material that is or may become explosive;
  • Highly flammable materials;
  • Hot or loose ashes;
  • Household batteries, whether rechargeable or non-rechargeable;
  • Raw sewage;
  • Animal feces, other than cat litter, or dog litter if:
  • The plastic bags containing the litter is securely tied;
  • Dead animals;
  • Free water or other liquids;
  • Biomedical waste or sharps (syringes, needles, injection devices, blades, and similar items);
  • Petroleum-based oils, containers and filters (motor oil and oil filters, lubricating oil, transmission oil, hydraulic oil, and similar oils);
  • Any form of grease, unless securely wrapped or enclosed in waterproof material;
  • Paint and pesticides;
  • Rocks;
  • Demolition materials;
  • Gyproc or gypsum wallboard;
  • Wire;
  • Heavy pieces of metal or car parts;
  • Yard Waste;
  • Items of any kind that are larger than 24" in any dimension;
  • Dangerous or highly offensive wastes, including, without limitation, all substances within the definition of “hazardous waste” in the Hazardous Waste Regulation, B.C. Regulation 63/88, under the Environmental Management Act.

Every Owner or Occupier of residential or commercial (non-bin) property must ensure that any and all Solid Waste generated on the Real Property or premises is stored in such a manner as to avoid attracting rodents, raccoons, coyotes, cougars, bears, and crows.

In summer months, please hose down the tippable garbage container to keep the container clean and avoid attracting unwanted wildlife.

In Winter months, keep the lid sealed tight so the tippable garbage containers do not fill with water, freeze and break.  

Address: 500 NW Frontage Rd., McBride, BC V0J2E0
Telephone: 250-569-8877

Operated by the Regional District of Fraser Fort George

Recycling Services - the following items can be recycled at the McBride Transfer Station free of charge:

  • Automotive batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Household single-use batteries (up to 5kg)
  • Major appliances (including fridges, freezers and air conditioners)
  • Mixed paper products and cartons & containers
  • Scrap metal
  • Used oil
  • Oil filters and empty oil containers
  • Used antifreeze
  • Swap shed 
Hours of Operation:
Winter: November 1 – March 31
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Summer: April 1 – October 31
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 4 pm
Closed Wednesday
Statutory Holiday Operating Hours are from
10 am to 2 pm. The facility is only OPEN on the following Holidays:
Easter Monday
Victoria Day
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day

CLOSED all other Statutory Holidays

The Legrand Demolition and Construction Waste Landfill, near McBride, is a select waste landfill operated by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. Materials accepted for disposal include demolition and construction waste and land clearing debris. Disposal is by appointment only. A permit is required and fees apply.

You can find more information here: Legrand Demolition and Construction Waste Landfill

Return recyclable beverage containers at McBride's Express & Go kiosk at 600 NW Frontage Road.

Express & GO – McBride


Garbage (accounts for 60% of calls regarding bears *)

  • Store garbage in a secure building until collection day or consider purchasing a bear-resistant household container.
  • Ensure bins are tightly closed.
  • Regularly wash all recycling items and clean the bins that contain garbage or recycling.
  • Do not leave garbage in the back of a truck, even if it has a canopy.
  • If you cannot store garbage securely, freeze smelly items and add to the bin only on the morning of collection.

* 60% of the calls to the COS regarding black bears, when an attractant was noted, was garbage for the period of 2014-2017.

Pets and Pet Food

  • Feed pets indoors.
  • If pets are fed outside, ensure all food is cleaned up.
  • Store pet food in a secure location or in a bear-resistant bin.


  • The key to a healthy compost is ensuring equal amounts of brown and green materials.
  • Layer your greens, such as kitchen scraps and fresh grass clippings with no more than 10 cm of browns, such as dried leaves, grasses, shredded newspaper and cardboard.
  • Do not add fish, meat, fat, oils, un-rinsed eggshells or any cooked food.
  • Add oxygen by turning regularly.
  • Avoid overloading the compost in fruit season - freeze material and add gradually.
  • Avoid adding cereals or grains.


  • Clean barbeques after use by burning off the grill entirely.
  • Remove and clean the grease trap after every use.
  • Cover and/or store indoors (do not take propane tank indoors).

Fruit Trees

  • Pick fruit and allow it to ripen indoors or pick daily as it ripens. Do not allow windfall to accumulate on the ground.
  • If you do not want the fruit, prune the tree vigorously to prevent blossoms or spray spring blossoms with a garden hose to knock them off.
  • If you would like to make the fruit available to others, contact a local fruit exchange program or food bank.
  • Consider using electric fencing to protect your fruit trees.
  • If you no longer want to manage your tree, consider replacement with a native, non-fruit bearing variety.

Bird Feeders

  • Please note that birdseed is a very good source of calories for bears and other wildlife. A kilogram of sunflower seeds has approximately 8,000 calories – about 20 times the caloric reward a bear would get from grazing the same weight of wild clover.
  • Use bird feeders only in the winter when bears are hibernating and natural bird food is limited.
  • If you feed birds in bear season, consider the following steps to minimize your contribution to human-bear conflicts:
    • Take bird feeders in at night
    • Keep the ground underneath the feeders clean and free of bird seed
    • Fill your feeders regularly with just a small amount of feed - this will decrease the reward a bear would receive if it does get to your feeder.

Berry Bushes

  • Berries should be picked as they ripen.
  • Consider replacing your bushes with native, non-fruiting varieties if you do not want the fruit.
  • Consider using electric fencing to protect your berry bushes.

For more tips on creating a WildSafe yard, please visit the WildSafe BC website


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BC Wildlife Act

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Section 33.1 of the BC Wildlife Act states:

Attracting dangerous wildlife

  1. A person must not
    1. intentionally feed or attempt to feed dangerous wildlife, or
    2. provide, leave or place an attractant in, on or about any land or premises with the intent of attracting dangerous wildlife.
  2. A person must not leave or place an attractant in, on or about any land or premises where there are or where there are likely to be people, in a manner in which the attractant could
    1. attract dangerous wildlife to the land or premises, and
    2. be accessible to dangerous wildlife.
  3. Subject to subsections (5) and (6), a person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) commits an offence.
  4. If an offence under this section continues for more than one day, separate fines, each not exceeding the maximum fine for that offence, may be imposed for each day the offence continues.
  5. A person does not contravene subsection (1) (b) or (2) by providing, leaving or placing an attractant in, on or about any land or premises for the purposes of hunting or trapping wildlife in accordance with all other applicable provisions of this Act and the regulations.
  6. A person does not contravene subsection (2)
    1. by conducting a farm operation, as defined in section 1 of the Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act, if the person
      1. conducts the farm operation on, in or over land anywhere in British Columbia, and
      2. meets the requirements set out in section 2 (2) (a) and (c) of that Act, or
    2. by operating a facility for the disposal of waste, that is operated in accordance with the Environmental Management Act by a municipality, as defined in section 1 (1) of that Act.
  7. For the purposes of this section, "leave", in relation to a person who is an owner, tenant or occupant of land or premises, includes to fail to remove an attractant from or to allow an attractant to remain in, on or about that land or those premises.
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