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A zero waste community means building it with you

Zero Waste 2040 depends on the ideas and participation of residents and businesses.

Want to get involved? We've got a number of ways you can take part.

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Go waste free

Join Vancouver’s Waste Free Wednesdays! 

Every Wednesday we are encouraging residents and businesses to challenge themselves to reduce their waste and ultimately get to zero garbage. 

Prove to yourself that you can do it and make a positive difference.

Take the challenge:

  • Join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter at #zerowaste2040
  • Learn tips and tricks to reduce waste in your daily life
  • Use the 3Rs approach to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost your waste
  • Share your challenge with friends and family
  • Be part of the movement



Waste? What waste! Let these fresh ideas inspire you.


Zero waste - be inspired

By City of Vancouver


  • We asked, you shared

    By City of Vancouver

    See what other Vancouverites are doing to reduce the amount of waste they produce.

  • Get creative

    By City of Vancouver

    Musician Paul Snider created an orchestra with instruments built from junk and recycled materials. See how others are upcycling materials creatively.  

  • That's not garbage

    By City of Vancouver

    Find out how the Vancouver Economic Commission is supporting a circular economy, where waste becomes a valuable resource.

  • See what local leaders are doing

    By City of Vancouver

    Trash becomes treasure as businesses begin giving a second life to materials destined for the landfill.