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Cigarette butt receptacle in Vancouver

Archived - Nov 12City and TerraCycle launch cigarette butt collection and recycling program

Learn about a new program to recycle cigarette butts launched by the City of Vancouver and TerraCycle.

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Archived - Nov 06Get collection reminders through the City's new smartphone app: VanCollect

If you receive garbage, recycling, or Green Bin collection from the City, you can now download a smartphone app called VanCollect to keep track of your collection schedule and more.


Archived - Nov 04Complimentary City parking for Veterans with plates

Vehicles displaying BC veteran licence plates will be exempt from parking fees at City parking meters, in EasyPark parkades, and surface lots as well as in Park Board operated parking facilities for Veterans Week, November 5 to 11.

Fall leaves in park

Archived - Nov 04Got leaves? - Unlimited leaf collection

Residences who receive Green Bin collection services can set out an unlimited quantity of leaves for pickup from October 1 to January 31. Remember: do not rake or blow your leaves into the street.

Cars parked on street

Archived - Nov 01Robson North parking permits expire November 30

Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew your permit online, over the phone, or in person at City Hall, starting November 1.

View of Downtown and West End from Granville Street Bridge

Archived - Oct 15City introduces new appointment booking system to streamline the permit process

As of November 4 you can skip the line and book appointments for a variety of permit services. For some permit applications, appointments are required, and walk-in service is no longer available.

Condos in Vancouver

Archived - Oct 15Vancouver Rent Bank saves residents from losing their homes

In its first year of operation, the Vancouver Rent Bank (VRB) program prevented evictions for over 200 people through the use of small, interest-free loans to help them through a temporary financial crisis.

Raking leaves

Archived - Oct 11Unlimited leaf collection program underway

Now’s the time to clean up autumn leaves from yards, sidewalks and boulevards and add them to your green (yard trimmings) bin. Until January 31, crews will collect unlimited quantities of leaves as part of the yard trimmings collection program.

Person on street

Archived - Oct 10City and community-sponsored events highlight Homelessness Action Week

Mayor Gregor Robertson launched Homelessness Action Week today, running from October 13-19 in Vancouver, with an official proclamation to members of the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society.

Volunteer with the City of Vancouver

Archived - Oct 08National volunteer program launches for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014

The National Volunteer Program for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 was launched today. Vancouver is an Official Host City for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. Register to volunteer.

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