Green Bin Program coming: Multi-unit residential buildings with City garbage/yard trimming service
January 1, 2014 - The Green Bin Program rolls out food scraps collection to multi-unit residential buildings, such as apartments, condominium complexes, and mixed-use (commercial and residential) buildings that currently have City garbage and/or yard trimmings service.
Expanded food scraps recycling program
September, 11 2012 - The expanded residential food scraps recycling program rolled out across the entire city. All residents who live in houses and duplexes can now put all types of food scraps in their green bins including meats, fish, bones, dairy, breads, cooked foods, and yard waste.
The expanded food scraps recycling pilot launched
September 2011 - The City introduced the expanded food scraps recycling pilot program allowing participating residents in the Riley Park and Sunset areas to put additional items, such as meat, cooked foods, dairy, and bread, as well as food-soiled paper such as pizza boxes, napkins, and paper plates in their green bins.
The collection schedule for residents involved in the expanded food scraps pilot program also changed so that food waste, yard waste, and recycling was picked up every week and garbage was picked up every other week.
Food scraps recycling program introduced in Vancouver
April 2010 - The City introduced the food scraps recycling program for houses and duplexes in Vancouver. Residents could put uncooked fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, and eggshells in to their green bins.