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What happens to your garbage and green waste?

A children's entertainer at a Vancouver Landfill open house

Landfill opens gates for free open house

All ages, Free

Uncover the mystery of what happens to your garbage and the contents from your Green Bin after the truck picks them up from your home.

Date and time

June 1 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Vancouver Landfill, 5400 72nd Street (off Burns Drive)



3-1-1 (Vancouver), 604-873-7000 (outside Vancouver)

Event details

The landfill open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family!

Highlights for all ages include:

  • 30-minute bus tours
  • Garden tours
  • Flights by hawks used in bird control
  • Information on how electricity and heat are generated from landfill gas
  • Educational displays on waste reduction and recycling
  • Free hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks

Children in particular will enjoy: 

  • Kids’ crafts 
  • A giant sandbox
  • Face painting
  • Balloon twisting

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Last modified: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:14:50