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Sign up your small business for City waste collection

While the City of Vancouver can not collect garbage from dumpsters, it can provide small businesses with a maximum of four 360 L bins to:

  • Collect garbage, every week
  • Collect yard waste, every second week

The City does not provide recycling and food scraps collection services to small businesses at this time.

Phone 3-1-1 to apply

Explain the collection services you need (garbage, yard waste, or both) and provide your contact details to the 3-1-1 representative.

City staff will contact you to review your request and schedule a time to visit your building.

Private waste haulers may also collect recycling

If you use a private contractor for garbage and yard waste collection, your contractor may also be able to collect your recyclables. Ask them for this service, or check the Yellow Pages under “recycling” to find a private contractor.

If you have less than one pickup truck-full of recyclable materials per week, you can drop them off at the City's recycling depot at the Transfer Station.

Beverage containers

If you are recycling beverage containers that you paid a deposit on, you can return them for a deposit refund to a retailer or to a recycling depot.

Get waste collection service for multi-unit buildings

Multi-unit buildings

Apply for City yard waste, food scraps, recycling, and garbage collection services for multi-unit buildings, including apartments, condos, townhouses, and mixed-use (commercial and residential) buildings.

Store dumpsters on City property

Dumpsters on City property

Learn how to apply to store a garbage or recycling dumpster on City property. Get information about the approval process, and how to maintain your dumpster.

Safely dispose of hazardous materials

Waste that needs special handling

Some types of waste are either not accepted at the Landfill or Transfer Station, or require special handling in order to be accepted for disposal. Learn more about hazardous waste and waste that requires special handling.

Get rid of building materials

Construction and demolition waste

Find out what types of construction and demolition waste is accepted at the Vancouver Landfill in Delta.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

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How much does waste collection cost?

Phone 3-1-1 to find out the cost of City garbage and yard waste collection services for your business.

Last modified: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:18:54

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