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How to get a grey box, blue box and recycling bags

The City provides and replaces recycling boxes and bags for free.

If you live in a house, duplex, or multi-unit building with less than five units, you get grey boxes, blue boxes, and recycling bags to use.

Grey boxes to be delivered January to April 2016

If you have received a grey box but would like to order another one, you can do so online now, call 3-1-1, or pick one up in person after May 15, 2016 at the locations below.

Find your grey box delivery date.

Blue bags discontinued

We are phasing out blue bags for newspaper recycling. All paper products, including newspaper, can now be placed in your yellow bag.

If you still have a blue bag, keep using it and when it needs replacing, we will provide you with a yellow bag. 

Pick up recycling boxes and bags in person

You can get your recycling boxes and bags immediately by picking them up in person.

Remember to bring ID that shows you live in Vancouver when picking up your items.

Where to get recycling boxes and bags

‚Äč Grey boxes will be available for pickup at these locations after May 15, 2016.

Location Map Hours
Engineering Services Department
5th Floor, 507 West Broadway
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm
Transfer Station & Recycling Depot
377 West Kent Ave North

 Caution: You must enter from the east. Left turns aren't allowed from the west.

Monday to Friday and holidays
5:30am to 7:00pm

Saturday and Sunday
8:00am to 6:00pm

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Order by phone

Can't pick up your recycling boxes or bag in person? Phone 3-1-1 to order some.

When you call, tell us:

  • Your name, address, and postal code
  • How many recycling boxes you need (up to 4 blue boxes and 4 grey boxes per order)
  • How many recycling bags you need (1 or 2 bags per order)

Need a different amount of bags? Please pick them up in person.

Shipping times

Recycling boxes are delivered within two weeks by City crews. Recycling bags are delivered within 15 business days by mail.

 Grey box orders will be accepted online or by phone after delivery to your zone is complete. Find your grey box delivery date.

Get a garbage or green bin

Garbage bins and Green Bins

Order a garbage or Green Bin, and find suggested sizes for your needs. Order more bins, change the size of your bin, exchange or repair damaged bins.

Do you have extra garbage?

Stickers for extra garbage bags

If you have extra garbage that will not fit in your garbage bin, place your excess garbage in a bag, buy and put an "extra garbage sticker" on the bag.

Last modified: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:23:14