Private waste hauler

Hours for private waste collection

Because private waste collection trucks and their hydraulic lifts can be loud when they empty containers or dumpsters, the City restricts the times and days that garbage, food scraps, and recycling can be picked up depending on location.

When waste can be collected

Day of the week 

Downtown area

Outside downtown area 

Monday to Friday

6:00am -12midnight

7:00am - 8:00pm


10:00am -12midnight

10:00am - 8:00pm


10:00am -12midnight

10:00am - 8:00pm


10:00am -12midnight

10:00am - 8:00pm

Downtown area for extended hours of waste collection

The map below indicates the area downtown that has earlier pick up on weekday mornings and later pickups in the evenings.

What is a holiday?

A ‘holiday’ includes:

  • New Year's Day
  • Family Day 
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday  
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • BC Day
  • Labour Day 
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
Additional holidays may be set by the BC Legislature, Lieutenant Governor of BC, Canadian Parliament, or the Governor General of Canada.

 See a list of statutory holidays in BC 2011 to 2014

Read the bylaw

Noise Control Bylaw

Regulates noise or sound within the City of Vancouver.

Have a noise concern?

You can tell the City about most noise issues online.

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