Houses and duplexes

House and duplexes are required to register for residential garbage, food scraps, and yard waste collection with the City of Vancouver.

If you do not have garbage or green bin services, phone 3-1-1. 

Your household waste collection schedule is based on your location.

Garbage and green bins

We supply each house or duplex with:

  • One garbage bin
  • One Green Bin for food scraps and yard waste

Need to replace your garbage or green bin?

We can help:

  • Replace your bins if the last owner did not leave any behind
  • Repair or replace damaged bins
  • Exchange bins for larger and smaller sizes

Phone 3-1-1 to make your request.

Learn more about getting a garbage or green bin

You can exchange your bin for free once per year

Every calendar year, you can exchange a bin for a different size, or order an additional bin.

After that, you will be charged $25.00 for each change. Bin change charges will appear on your main property tax notice.

Phone 3-1-1 to request an exchange.

Recycling collection services

Curbside recycling collection services are provided by Smithrite Disposal Ltd, Multi-Material BC's (MMBC) selected supplier.

Contact Smithrite Disposal Ltd directly for services: 

Smithrite Disposal Ltd. 
Phone: 604-282-7966
Email: recycle@smithrite.com 

Resources for managing waste

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.

Flat rates

Find out what the rates are for flat rate utilities in Vancouver.