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.

When you can make construction-related noise

Day of the week Private property City streets, lanes, and boulevards
Monday to Friday 7:30am -8:00pm 7:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm 7:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday No construction-related noise permitted 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holidays (actual) No construction-related noise permitted 10:00am - 8:00pm

 Outside of these hours, construction noise is only allowed with a noise bylaw exception permit.

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 2015 to 2018

Read the bylaw

Noise Control Bylaw

Regulates noise or sound within the City of Vancouver.

Have a noise concern?

Report noise issues online