How you can support the ban on food in the garbage
Did you know that food scraps make up 40 per cent of the garbage going to our landfill? Discarded food in the landfill creates greenhouse gases.
Recycling our food scraps reduces the amount of garbage we produce, cuts down on global warming pollution, and creates compost soil for local gardens and farms.
Get resources to start recycling your food scraps now
As of January 1, 2015, both the City of Vancouver and Metro Vancouver regional district banned food scraps from disposal as garbage.
That means all food scraps – raw and cooked food, plate scrapings, leftovers, expired food, meat, bones, and dairy products – need to be recycled.
Get tips to start recycling your food scraps for your type of property, below.