If every resident in Vancouver recycled food scraps for a whole year, we’d remove 5,500 trucks worth of food scraps from the landfill.
You can put all your food scraps, plate scrapings and food-soiled paper in your Green Bin for weekly collection.
Apartments, condos, or mixed-use (commercial and residential) buildings that already receive City garbage and yard waste collection service may also be suited for City food scraps collection.
Enter an item below to see how to recycle or safely dispose of it.
If we find banned items in your Green Bin, your food scraps and yard waste may not get collected. Please remove any banned items so we can pick up your Green Bin next time.
If your Green Bin is overflowing, our crews may not collect it. Please make sure the lid on your Green Bin can fully close.
What about all that effort, water, and energy spent to grow, process, package, and transport this food? Wasted.
And that food rotting in our landfill? Creating methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.
Stop wasting food in your home. Learn how on Metro Vancouver's Love Food Haste Waste website
Find information on ways to prevent odours and pests related to food scraps and yard waste.
Use our Green Bin origami guide to make a liner for your kitchen container.Download the instructions
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.