Under the Greenest City Action Plan, we have set a target to reduce solid waste going to the landfill or incinerator by 50% from 2008 levels.
To achieve this goal, we are committed to:
We are developing a zero waste strategy, a continuation of our Greenest City Action Plan, to carry us beyond 2020 to become a zero waste community.
Garbage and recycling schedules
Know when garbage, recycling, food scraps, and yard waste are collected by the City.
Dispose of items the right way. Learn what goes in your garbage bin.
Find out how to sort your mixed containers, glass, and paper recyclables.
Food isn't garbage. Learn more about food scraps recycling and what other items go in your Green Bin.
Search by item to see how to recycle or safely dispose of it.
Test your waste sorting skills and see if you can pass multiple levels while building your own digital park!
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.
Get the garbage, recycling, and green waste supplies that you need, including stickers for extra garbage. Change the size of your bins.
Were your items left behind? Find some of the common reasons that collections get missed and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.
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.