ALERT: Significant snowfall expected

Significant snowfall is occuring and expected to continue on Bowen Island. Crews are plowing and salting roads in the following order of priority:

-Main roads and bus routes
-Secondary roads, once the snow fall has stopped
-Third-priority roads, after the snow fall has stopped and all other main and secondary roads are passable

Please make room for plows. Vehicles parked on narrow roadsides make it difficult or impossible for plows to get through. There are many dead-end roads on Bowen. If a plow is unable to turn around at the end of a road, it can't clear the road.

Property owners are responsible for making sure the sidewalks next to their property are kept clear of snow and ice, to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians.

Read more about snow and ice removal


Regular garbage is picked up every two weeks on Tuesdays. We alternate each week between the east and west sides of the island.

Organic refuse is picked up every week on Wednesdays, island-wide.

Please check the map and collection calendar below to find the schedule for your area.

Each property can put out ONE can of regular garbage per collection day. Any additional cans or bags require a paid decal.

All garbage cans or bags must be accessible to the garbage collector by 8:00 am on collection day. If a collection day falls on a statutory holiday, pickup will occur on the first business day after the statutory holiday unless previously arranged.

2018 Garbage Collection Schedule. Download a PDF below.Garbage Collection Map. Download a PDF below.


2018 Collection Schedule (PDF)

Collection Map (PDF)