Waste disposal and recycling for businesses
Businesses must find private haulers to collect their garbage, recycling, food scraps, and yard waste.
On this page, get the details to help you:
- Find a private hauler
- Recycle small quantities at depots and shops
- Store dumpsters on City property
- Dispose of waste that needs special handling, including hazardous materials
- Dispose of construction and demolition waste
Find a private hauler
Look up a hauler in the Yellow Pages business directory.
Food scraps haulers:
Browse our listing of food scraps haulers and their services, and review helpful screening questions.
As of January 1, 2015, both the City of Vancouver and Metro Vancouver regional district ban food scraps from disposal as garbage.
That means all food scraps – raw and cooked food, plate scrapings, leftovers, expired food, meat, bones, and dairy products – need to be recycled.
Recycling food scraps reduces garbage and greenhouse gases, and creates compost for local agriculture.