250-726-4406 office@sonbird.ca

Household Recycling & Garbage

Our Household Programs

SonBird at this time does not operate the curbside garbage and recycling collection program for west coast residents on behalf of the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD).

Garbage and recycling collection are governed by ACRD Bylaw No. R1021 Garbage and Recyclable Materials Collection Bylaw, 2008. Garbage and recycling fees are detailed in ACRD Bylaw No. R1021-5, Garbage and Recyclable Materials Collection Amendment, 2017.

Garbage is picked up every Tuesday in Ucluelet, Port Albion and Millstream. Garbage is collected every Thursday in Tofino.

Residential garbage pickup is restricted to one container per week. Garbage containers must be 20kg (44lbs) or less, with a maximum capacity of 120 litres (32 gallons).

Tags for additional containers can be purchased at the Municipal Offices in Tofino and Ucluelet. A maximum of two extra bags (in one 120 litre container) can be collected at a time.

Curbside recycling pickups are Wednesdays, every two weeks. Recycling collection weeks alternate between Tofino and Ucluelet. Download our full curbside schedule below.

Curbside Collection

SonBird provides curbside garbage and recycling pickup for individual residential households in Ucluelet, Tofino, Port Albion and Millstream.

Strata properties, trailer parks, apartment buildings with three or more units, and commercial properties with a residence are not included in the curbside collection program.

Depot Drop-Off

Visit our depots in Tofino and Ucluelet to recycle plastic bags and overwraps, glass containers and foam packaging that cannot be placed in your curbside recycling collection.

For a full guide to what can be recycled at depots and at the curb, please click the button below to download the Recycle BC Materials List.

Metal Recycling

SonBird offers a metal recycling drop-off service at the Ucluelet Depot. Metal can be dropped off before 3pm for a fee of $10. Please speak to one of our friendly staff on arrival at the depot, and they will direct you to the drop-off area.

Metal recycling bins are also located on Warren Way in Tofino.

Depot Locations

SonBird Reuse & Recycling

333 Forbes Road
PO Box 227
Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0
Office: 250-726-4406

Ucluelet Depot Recycling Hours

Tuesday    10am – 4pm

Thursday  10am – 4pm

Saturday   10am – 2pm



333 Forbes Road

PO Box 227

Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0


Depot:   250-726-4406

SonBird Refuse & Recycling

640 Warren Way
Tofino BC V0R 2Z0
Office: 250-266-8141

Tofino Depot Recycling Hours

Monday          10am – 4pm

Wednesday  10am – 4pm

Friday              10am – 4pm

Saturday        10am – 2pm


640 Warren Way

off Industrial Way

Tofino BC V0R 2Z0


Depot:  250-266-8141