The Public Works Department encompasses all aspects of the municipal road network, utilities, water, sewer, waste transfer, and engineering. Public Works is also responsible for maintenance of municipal parks, greenspace, and recreation facilities. The Public Works Yard is located at 250 2nd St W in Vanderhoof.
Need to report an issue with water, sewer, roads, or garbage?
To sign-up, call the District office at 250-567-4711. On collection day, bins must be placed no further than 1 metre from the roadside and must be on the street by 8:00am.
Residents are responsible for the replacement cost if the bin is lost or stolen, and for keeping their bins clean and secure, and returning their bins to their property after collection. All bins have an electronic ID tag that is linked to your specific property, and must stay at the assigned residence even if you move.
If damage or vandalism of the bins results from negligence, residents will be responsible for obtaining a new bin from the District and paying the replacement cost. Please call 250-567-4711 to report your issue.
|Annual Cost for Pick-up|
|Large Bin – 360L||$251.00|
|Medium Bin – 240L||$169.50|
|Small Bin – 120L||$94.25|
The Waste Transfer Station is located at 650 Dump Rd, and is operated by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. Visit the RDBN’s website for hours of operation and list of accepted materials.
Recycling is available at the Waste Transfer Station at 650 Dump Rd, and is operated by RecycleBC.
View the Residential Waste Reduction Guide – what goes where in Vanderhoof
Bottle recycling is available at the NVSS Bottle Depot located at 294 E 3rd St, and is operated by Encorp Pacific.
Water & Sewer
For service rates and payment information, visit the Finance Page.
Sprinkling restrictions are in effect from June 1 to September 30 for all residents on the municipal water system.
Lawn and yard sprinkling can only be done from:
- 7am-10am and 7pm-10pm
- Even numbered address on even numbered days
- Odd numbered address on odd numbered days.
The minimum charge for a load or supply of bulk water is $75.
The minimum charge for a load of sewage dumping into the municipal lagoons is $75.
The lagoon is located at the east end of Stewart St.
The Hunter Lane reservoir was installed in the summer 2018 and provides water to all houses on the municipal water system.
Water to residences and businesses in the northside subdivision (northside of the Nechako River) are provided by a private company called Northside Water Services.
The District’s goal is to control weeds and grasses which may impair traffic visibility, damage road asphalt surfaces, that may cause safety issues for pedestrians and for aesthetic purposes.
The District controls weeds with mechanical trimming which includes roadside tractor mowing and weed line trimming. Another objective of the program is to minimize the collection of litter and debris in weed infested areas. The District takes a leadership role in keeping our municipality clean. Another objective is to support the BC Weed Control Act to manage noxious weeds. The District maintains road shoulders in all areas of the District of Vanderhoof. The road shoulders are mowed with a tractor equipped with a flail mower. Weed whacking is included in the program to maintain walkways, municipal facilities and other right of ways. The District of Vanderhoof requires all property owners and residents to maintain the boulevard(s) and lane adjacent to their property. The District does not provide this service and does not include any funds in the budget for such work. Most of this work involves landscape cutting, trimming and watering of grass on the boulevards and lanes. Property owners and residents are encouraged and expected to maintain the boulevards for the beautification of our district and the enjoyment of all.
If you have any concerns, please contact the Operations Superintendent at 250.570.1358.