News & Announcements

Thumbs up for first week of curbside recycling!

Congratulations, Dawson Creek, on a stellar first week of curbside recycling! Thanks to your efforts, 16.256 metric tons of curbside recycling was collected from homes during the first week of September, delivered to DC Recycling and sorted. And also thanks to you, we saw only 7% contamination in the recycling carts: 689kg of garbage, 120kg of glass and 45kg of plastic bags were removed (by hand at DC Recycling) and baled/disposed of.

The next recycling week begins September 17. Check out or download the Dawson Creek app to find out what you can recycle and get your collection schedule.

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Wildfire Reception Update

*UPDATE* Reception Centre will be open by appointment. Please call 250-782-9898 to set up a time to meet. It will be closed on statutory holidays. Please bring any paperwork you were supplied from a previous Reception Centre.


Every property that has delinquent taxes (property taxes outstanding from 2016) will be advertised for sale and sold by Public Auction to be held in the last Monday of September according to Local Government Act.  The 2018 Tax Sale listing will be advertised starting September 12, 2018.  These properties may be withdrawn from Tax Sale upon payment of delinquent taxes, plus interest to the date of payment if paid by September 7, 2018 to avoid advertisement.  Please note that delinquent taxes must be paid at City Hall (by cash, certified cheque or debit), through online banking or bank teller for the property to be removed.

For more information on the 2018 Tax Sale please contact our Taxation department at 250-784-3608 or .


Flavia Rossi Donovan

Chief Financial Officer

MEDIA RELEASE – Recycling carts rolling out in Dawson Creek

August 23, 2018

Recycling carts rolling out in Dawson Creek

DAWSON CREEK – New recycling carts will be arriving at homes throughout the City of Dawson Creek this month. The blue-lidded carts will make it easier for residents to recycle household paper and containers, and reduce materials sent to the landfill.

Curbside recycling collection begins the week of September 3rd. Recycling will be picked up every other week, on the same day as your usual garbage collection day. Garbage collection will continue to be picked up every week. Waste Management, the current garbage collection contractor, will also collect curbside recycling.

“We’ve heard residents ask for curbside recycling, and a majority identified it as a priority during our recent OCP consultation process,” said Mayor Dale Bumstead. “Many Dawson Creek residents are already sorting and recycling their household waste, and the new curbside collection service makes recycling much easier and more convenient, and helps us keep more out of the landfill.”

Recyclable materials are placed in the 360-litre recycling cart and set out beside the garbage cart every other week. A printed guide showing accepted materials, how to place carts and a collection calendar is being distributed with the carts.

Simply rinse containers, flatten materials, and toss loose in the cart. Recyclable materials include:

  • household paper
  • hard plastic containers (numbered 1 to 7)
  • foil & metal containers
  • disposable drink cups & lids
  • newspapers & magazines
  • cardboard boxes & boxboard
  • gable top containers & aseptic (“TetraPaks”) cartons
  • non-hazardous aerosol cans.

Plastic bags, glass and foam packaging are not accepted in recycling carts.

In order to save on unnecessary printing, residents are encouraged to download the Dawson Creek app (Apple and Android), sign up for schedule reminders on the City’s website, or print a custom calendar from the website ( The Waste Wizard (app and website) also includes the most up-to-date disposal instructions for hundreds of household materials including items that can be included with curbside garbage and recycling, taken to a recycling depot, or special instructions for hazardous materials.

For more information on the recycling program, accepted materials and to find your collection schedule visit or download the Dawson Creek app.

Missed or problem cart deliveries can be reported to the City of Dawson Creek at 250-784-3600.

For more information, please contact:

City of Dawson Creek

Mayor Dale Bumstead                                  


Peter Nilsen, P.Eng., Energy Manager                                         


Public Hearing/Regular Meeting of Council Monday, August 20, 2018

A Regular Council Meeting will be held Monday, August 20, 2018 and will include:

  • Introduction of New Staff Sargent – Damon Werrell

  • Stephanie Lowe and Martha Funk, Community Opioid Action Team (COAT) in attendance re: International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation

  • Michele Mobley, Dawson Creek Literacy Now in attendance re: September as Literacy Month Proclamation
  • Jacolyn Thiessen, Darlene Rose, Beverly Bowles, Juliet Moyer, Charles Flowers & Chantel Dempsey, Work BC Job Search & Support Services in attendance re: September Disability Employment Month Proclamation