Find garbage and recycling haulers in the Yellow Pages business directory.
If your business only needs to recycle small quantities, you can take items to a depot, return items to where you bought them, or donate items.
Find out where to recycle packaging, printed paper, scrap metal, large appliances, batteries, electronics, paint, and more on Metro Vancouver Recycles .
Regulations on food scraps recycling
As of January 1, 2015, both the City of Vancouver and Metro Vancouver regional district ban food scraps from disposal as garbage.
All food scraps – raw and cooked food, plate scrapings, leftovers, expired food, meat, bones, and dairy products – need to be recycled.
Following are tips to finding a food scraps hauler for your business.
It'll depend on how much food scraps your building produces and how frequently they're collected.
To start, aim to collect 6 to 10 L of food scraps per unit per week and, when everyone's participating, about 14 L. The actual amount will depend on the level of participation and demographics of residents, and may change over time.
Tip: Ask for flexibility in container sizes and collection frequency during the first few months of your food scraps program and certain times of the year (like summer) when you might collect more food scraps and less garbage.
If the City already collects your yard waste or garbage, we may also be able to collect your food scraps. Phone 604-871-6443 and ask about the Green Bin Program.
If you already have a private hauler for your garbage and yard waste collection, contact your service provider to start food scraps recycling and understand the services they provide.
If you need to find a private hauler for your food scraps, browse our list of food scraps providers.
Recycling food scraps at your multi-unit residential building or business can save you money on disposal fees and create compost for landscaping. Find out if on-site organics management systems suit your needs.