Don’t know where an item should be disposed? Creston Recycles is the place to go!
If you’re unsure how to dispose of an item, check the Creston Recycles App. Its “what-goes-where” Waste Wizard feature can tell you how to properly dispose of an item, which bin it goes in, and local drop off locations. You can download it on the App Store or Google Play or access it here:
General Frequently Asked Questions
All residential properties are included in the program, e.g. single-family, bare land strata, mobile home parks and residences with up to four (4) units.
With some exceptions, multi-family residences with five (5) or more units, commercial, industrial, and institutional (IC&I), are excluded.
No, the collection service is mandatory for all eligible households.
Yes. This year round service is mandatory. If you choose not to use it for any length time, you will still be billed the full amount.
Collection may take place any time between 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM on your collection day.
The Collection Routes are subject to change without warning – meaning they may arrive at your residence earlier or later than they have on previous collection days. To make sure your material is always collected, have your containers placed at the curb before 7:00 AM on your collection day. Do not put your containers at the curb any earlier than 5am, the morning of your collection day.
If collection has not taken place at your house by 4:30 PM on your collection day, contact Tip-It Waste Solutions at (250) 428-9887.
Yes, secondary suite collection service is mandatory upon registration with the Town. The Town provides containers to secondary suites registered with the Town:
Owners of Secondary Suites shall also be issued 26 Garbage Collection Tags for garbage collection per unit, in January of each year. Garbage is collected in regular sized black garbage bags (65cm x 83cm), which may be placed in a garbage can of maximum 120L. If you are short garbage collection tags, additional bag tags can be purchased at Town Hall for $2 each.
At the start of the program, each resident was provided the following:
A kitchen catcher (7 L) that you keep in your kitchen for food waste
A Food Waste Cart (45 L) that you will take to the curb for collection
A recycling bin (83 L) that you will take to the curb for your recycling collection
Curbside bins will have serial numbers for tracking but it is recommended that you keep track of your containers by labelling them with your address. If you move, leave your bins behind.
If your bins are missing or damaged, replacements are available at Town Hall for a nominal fee.
Additional bins can be purchased at local retailers.
The trucks used for collection have two compartments for materials. Each week one compartment is designated for Food Waste and one compartment for either garbage or recyclables. Although it may look like all of your curbside materials are mixing, they are kept separate and unloaded in the appropriate locations.