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Toward zero waste

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Under the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan, the City has set a target to reduce solid waste going to the landfill or incinerator by 50% from 2008 levels.

To achieve this goal, the City is committed to:

  • Expanding the existing citywide Green Bin Program to allow the collection of all household food waste
  • Developing education and enforcement programs to keep recyclables out of the waste stream
  • Advocating for more Extended Producer Responsibility programs for packaging
  • Developing a building deconstruction program

Find your schedule

Garbage and recycling schedules

Find your garbage and recycling collection schedule. Collection schedules show when garbage, recycling, food scraps, and yard waste are collected by the City.

What goes where?

Set out garbage, recycling, and green waste

Learn how to position bins so that your recycling and garbage get collected.

Sign up, get supplies, and report problems to the City

City waste collection services

Sign up for City waste collection services

Learn about the waste collection services the City of Vancouver provides for houses, duplexes, and multi-unit buildings. Find out how to sign up for City waste collection services.

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Get bins, boxes, and bags

Learn how to get the garbage, recycling, and green waste supplies that you need, including stickers for extra garbage. Find out how to get a different size bin for garbage and green waste.

Report missed waste pickups by the City of Vancouver

Report a missed collection

Did your garbage or recycling get left behind? Find some of the common reasons that collections get missed and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.


Abandoned garbage and illegal dumping

When you dispose of garbage properly, and when you report illegal dumping, you help improve the quality of life in your neighbourhood. Learn more about abandoned garbage and illegal dumping, and find out how to report illegal dumping in your neighbourhood.

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Go green with food scraps

Does your house, duplex, or multi-unit residential building get City waste collection service?

You can put all of your food scraps into your Green Bin.

Learn what goes in the Green Bin

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Go green with demolition

22% of the material in the Landfill is from demolition. This is why the City of Vancouver has required reuse and recycling rates for some projects.

Learn more about demolition requirements

Go green with recycling

The City supports Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Programs that help keep recyclable items out of the Landfill.

Learn more about EPR programs

Last modified: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:45:29

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