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Vancouver South Transfer Station plans site improvements and expansion of recycling options

October 19 2016

Vancouver South Transfer Station sign

Today, in support of our Zero Waste goal, Council approved a contract award for site improvements to the Vancouver South Transfer Station located at 377 West Kent Avenue North. 

The planned site improvements include:

  1. Repositioning and expanding the Recycling Depot to give you more opportunities to recycle more materials
  2. Updating the site design to reduce illegal dumping
  3. Updating entrances and exits to improve traffic flow and reduce line ups

Construction is set to start in November (when it's less busy at the Transfer Station) and will include the following additions:

  • Two new weigh scales
  • Two new kiosks
  • Improved signage and wayfinding

Creating more opportunity for recycling

Repositioning the Recycling Depot will make it easier for you to drop off recyclables. The expansion will provide additional space for our recycling area and will create flexibility to further expand our list of accepted items in the future.

Improvements to the site’s design, entrances and exits - including updated signage - will help to significantly improve traffic flow, user and staff safety, and will reduce GHG emissions from idling vehicles by decreasing line ups on Kent Avenue North.

Providing you with opportunities to recycle more materials, while also addressing issues of illegal dumping, are critical to the success of achieving our Greenest City Zero Waste goal.

The Vancouver South Transfer Station has been in operation since 1989 and provides a convenient drop-off location for Vancouver residents, commercial haulers, and City collection crews. The Transfer Station receives recyclables, yard trimmings, green bin organics, clean wood waste, and garbage.

Learn about the contract award  (116 KB)