Recycling cart and grey box

Recycling guidelines and service

Zero Waste Vancouver

We're developing a zero waste plan for managing the flow of resources and garbage in the coming years, and we need your help.

Recycling updates

  • A new grey box for separate glass collection was delivered to all single family homes and duplexes.
  • Apartments, condos, and townhomes will receive a cart labelled "glass bottles + jars" by the end of 2016. 
  • All newspaper and mixed paper are now accepted together and can be recycled in your yellow bag or mixed paper cart.
  • Paper cups, TetraPaks, and empty aerosol cans (non-paint) can be recycled in your blue box or mixed containers cart.


Residents: recycling guidelines for your home

Apartments, condos, and townhomes

Recycling guidelines for multi-family collection.

Single family homes and duplexes

Recycling guidelines for single family residences.

Landfill and Transfer Station

Get more information on the hours of operation and directions to the Landfill and the Transfer Station.

Property owners and managers: your service

Multi-unit buildings

What building managers and owners need to know to ensure your apartment, condo, or townhome has waste collection services.

Houses and duplexes

As the new owner of a house, or duplex, you are automatically registered for residential waste collection service.

Garbage and recycling schedules

Know when garbage, recycling, food scraps, and yard waste are collected by the City.

Apartments, condos, and townhomesSingle family homes and duplexes