Holiday Garbage and Recycling Collection


Recycling will be picked up for three consecutive weeks starting December 16 as the City of Penticton marks the holiday season by offering an additional week of recycling collection.  Residents are reminded that only materials placed within a City-issued recycle cart are collected.

This year, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on Wednesday. If your garbage collection day is Wednesday, then your pickup will occur on the following Saturday. Collection on Wednesday, December 25 will instead occur on Saturday, December 28. Collection on Wednesday, January 1st will instead occur on Saturday, January 4.

“There is often extra recycling over the holiday season and we want to keep collection convenient for residents by offering an additional week of recycling pickup” said Community Sustainability Coordinator, David Kassian. “Please make sure all recycling is placed loosely into your City-issued recycle cart and placed out by 7:00am on collection day.”

If you have extra garbage or recycling that will not fit in the designated cart, you can purchase tag-a-bag stickers from City Hall, City Yards, or the Recreation Centre. Placing one tag-a-bag sticker on one extra bag of material will ensure that it is collected.

When placing your recycling out for collection, remember to clean and rinse all containers. Products such as toys, electronics, Christmas lights, ribbons, bows and foil wrap are not accepted in the curbside recycling program.

For more information on the City’s recycling program, visit To set up an automated collection reminder, visit




David Kassian
Community Sustainability Coordinator
City of Penticton