Extra garbage stickers
If you have extra garbage that will not fit in your bin, place your excess garbage in a bag and put an "extra garbage sticker" on the bag. Without the sticker, the collection crew will not pick up the bag.
Buy stickers ahead of time, so you are prepared in case they are needed.
Where to buy extra garbage stickers
You can buy extra garbage stickers in person at:
- Main floor of City Hall at the Revenue Services counter (across from the information desk)
- At participating Vancouver Safeway stores (contact your local store to ensure stickers are available)
- Your community centre (call ahead to ensure stickers are in stock)
Order extra garbage stickers by mail:
City of Vancouver
PO Box 7747
Vancouver, BC V6B 8R1
Important: Include a cheque with your request. Stickers are only available in strips of five.
From City Hall and community centres: $10 per strip of five
From Safeway: $2 per sticker
Taxes don't apply.
What bags to use and how to set them out
- Use standard garbage bags that are up to 66 cm wide × 91 cm tall. No shopping bags, please.
- Fill the garbage bags up to 20 kg. Don't overfill them.
- Put a sticker on each bag.
- Set out the bags next to your garbage bin on collection day.
Order a garbage or green bin, and find suggested sizes for your needs. Order more bins, change the size of your bin, exchange or repair damaged bins.