Reintroduction of Modified Recycling Services on Haida Gwaii

June 10, 2020

As part of the North Coast Regional District’s (NCRD) Service Restoration Plan, the NCRD is pleased to announce the reintroduction of modified recycling services on Haida Gwaii commencing June 9th, 2020. The NCRD remains engaged in in transition planning activities to be proactive in minimizing health and safety risk to our employees and the public. We have worked collaboratively with the Province of B.C., WorkSafeBC and our employees to develop COVID-19 safety plans and enhanced sanitation protocols across our various facilities and operations.

As part of this planning the NCRD has carefully reviewed and modified the recycling operations of the Island Solid Waste department to ensure compliance with current provincial health orders and the safety of our employees and the general public.

The following will recycling services will be gradually reintroduced and will remain in effect until further notice:

  • The Village  of  Queen  Charlotte  Recycling  Depot will  reopen  on  June  14th,  2020. The  depot  will  be  open Sunday, Monday  and Tuesdayof  each  week  from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
  • The Port  Clements  Landfillwill  begin  collection  of  recyclable  materials  on  June 9th,  2020  and  will  now  remain  open  on  all  Saturdays.  The  depot  will  be  open Tuesday –Saturday of each week from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.
  • The recycling  transfer  stations  on  Haida  Gwaii  will  remain  closed  at  this  time, with  the  exception  of  the  monitored  Sandspit  and  Tlell  transfer  stations. 
  • NCRD  recognizes  the  disruption  this  may  cause  residents  and  has  included an additional  day  for  drop-off  at  the  landfill  to  accommodate  resident  access  to recycling service.
  • The  NCRD  is  asking  residents  to  please  pre-sort  their  recyclable  materials  prior to  drop  off  at  one  of  the  above  facilities,  and  to  please  respect  all  facility  safety guidelines and directional signage.
  • The NCRD is currently accepting plastics, cardboard, printed paper, mixed paper, newsprint  and  magazines.  The  NCRD  is  currently  not  able  to  accept  glass,  tin cans or Styrofoam materials.

The above changes will be in effect until further notice. The NCRD will be undertaking a comprehensive review of the island solid waste management system in 2020 and into 2021 as part of updating its Solid Waste Management Plan. Additional information on how you can get involved in this important planning process to shape the future of waste management services on Haida Gwaii will be released in the coming months.

The NCRD recognizes the challenges and opportunities we collectively face in transitioning into the “new normal”. We ask that all are patient and understanding with businesses, neighbours and yourselves as we work to implement new processes and procedures to ensure the safety of our communities and residents. If you have any questions with respect to modified recycling services on Haida Gwaii please contact the Island Solid Waste department by telephone at 1-888-557-9339 or by email at