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Adverse Weather Disruptions to Collection Service

Snow and Adverse Weather Service Cancellations

Adverse Weather Disruption to Collection Service

Sometimes severe winter weather can effect curbside collection by causing unsafe driving conditions and roads blocked by downed trees or power lines.

Safety is the priority for the collection contractor. Slippery roads can be unsafe for large collection vehicles, putting collection staff and other road users at risk.

During severe winter weather every effort is made to collect the curbside materials. If a regular collection day is missed due to weather or road conditions, the following procedure will apply:

  • Take your material in for the night, this will help to deter pests.
  • Have your material back at the curb by 8am. Collection staff will attempt to pick up the missed material in the two days following the missed collection.
  • If road conditions continue to prevent collection on the subsequent two (2) days, including weekends, the missed material will be collected on the next corresponding collection day.
    • For example; if your garbage was missed, you will be permitted twice the material on the next garbage collection day. Standard weight and size limits apply. Visit the Curbside Collection page for more information.
In the event of severe weather the RDN Curbside App is the best source of information about collection related news. The App is free to download to any smart device from either the App Store or Google Play. The RDN Curbside App gives you direct access to your collection schedule, the "What Goes Where?" digital library for easy material sorting, Curbside Alerts and Notices. Download for free today!

Information can also be accessed from the RDN webpage at www.rdn.bc.ca (look for the alert section on the home page), facebook or on Twitter @RDNanaimo

For more information contact Progressive Waste at 1-866-999-8227 or RDN Solid Waste Services at 250-390-6560.

Road Maintenance Responsibilities

Please note that the Regional District is not responsible for road maintenance (such as snow clearing). In the electoral areas this is a function of Emcon Services, a contractor to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Roads and streets within municipalities are maintained by municipal crews.