As of October 3, 2016, recycling collection services for multi-family buildings are now provided by Multi-Material BC (MMBC) .
MMBC’s selected supplier for the majority of multi-family buildings is Waste Management Canada. Some multi-family buildings, depending on location, will be serviced by Smithrite Disposal Ltd.
Confirm your building’s service provider by entering your address at MMBC's website or by downloading the MMBC app .
Selecting a different service provider
If you select a different service provider, please note:
- You will be opting out of the MMBC program and your recycling costs will not be offset by MMBC.
- You will be responsible for negotiating rates and contract terms with any new service provider.
- You will need new recycling carts, for which there may be a fee.
- Your existing carts will be retrieved by MMBC, their service provider, or us.
- Your new hauler may use a different sorting system and collect different materials. It is your responsibility to ensure their services meet your needs.
- You will need to notify your service provider.
Under our Solid Waste Bylaw, every property in Vancouver is required to have a recycling program in place.
Why we are transitioning recycling collection services to MMBC
We joined the MMBC program in May 2014 and, like many communities in the province, were receiving a financial incentive from MMBC to manage our own recycling collection.
We decided in November 2015 to transition recycling collection directly to MMBC.
The transition allows us to allocate more staff and resources to other high-priority programs that are critical to the success of our Greenest City Zero Waste Goal, such as:
- Litter prevention and collection
- Abandoned and illegally dumped waste
- New recycling initiatives
MMBC is responsible for residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout most of British Columbia.
Their program is funded by the businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents, shifting recycling costs away from taxpayers.
Visit the MMBC website