All homeowners on Haida Gwaii participate in the garbage collection service. Collections are made once per week. In the event of a Statutory holiday, an alternate pick up day is provided with notice in the newspaper. Two bags per household are allowed in regulation garbage cans.

Extra garbage will be collected only if an additional garbage tag is affixed to the contents of an additional regulation garbage receptacle. Garbage tags are available for $2, purchased at the following locations:

  • Super Valu, Sandspit
  • Port Clements Village Office
  • Masset Village Office

If you have any questions or comments concerning residential garbage, you are welcome to contact the North Coast Regional District (NCRD) office at (250) 557-9339 or the contractor Big Red Enterprises at (250) 559-8880.

For any questions pertaining to Billing enquiries, please email:

— Current Garbage Collection Schedule —

     Tuesday - a.m.


     Tuesday - p.m.

Queen Charlotte Village Main Road & Skidegate Landing


Village of Masset


Remaining Village of Queen Charlotte route, Eastcoast including Tlell to Port Clements boundary


Port Clements TowHill Road