What goes in the recycling bin?

Recycling updates

  • 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.
  • Separate glass collection will be phased in citywide from October 2015 to July 2016.
  • Recycling collection will transition from the City of Vancouver to Multi-Material BC (MMBC) in 2016. More information on the smooth and seamless transition will be shared here in the coming months. Learn how this transition creates opportunities for our Greenest City work on zero waste.

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Recycling guidelines for your home

Multi-family collection

Recycling guidelines for apartments, condominiums, and townhomes.

Single family collection

Recycling guidelines for single family residences.

Landfill and Transfer Station

Get directions to both the Landfill and the Transfer Station. Find their hours of operation.

Last modified: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:29:53

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