Self-Haul Composting

Food scraps and yard waste can be dropped off for FREE at two locations. Smaller household loads (under 50 litres or 20 pounds) can be brought to the Town Centre Recycling Depot (in the parking lot in between Rona and the thrift stores) Monday thru to Saturday, 8am to 5:30pm. Larger loads can be delivered to Sunshine Disposal and Recycling (4484 Franklin Ave.) Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm only.  Note: maximum load size is 2 yards.

Accepted Materials List 

City of Powell River Curbside Organics Pilot Project

The City of Powell River is currently conducting a Curbside Organics Pilot Project. Participating households have been selected and received notification by mail. For more information, contact (604)485-8657 or send an email to

Compost Education Centre

Backyard Composting Methods

FREE Composting Workshops

In 2012 the Powell River Regional District conducted an Organics Processing Feasibility Analysis to investigate local options for organics processing.

For inquiries or comments regarding composting in Powell River please contact the qathet Regional District’s Let’s Talk Trash team.

phone: (604) 485-2260 x308