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Vancouver South Transfer Station will accept residential garbage at no cost December 24, 26 to January 8

December 23 2016 Crews working to improve safe access to laneways and collect missed items

The recent atypical winter weather has resulted in citywide delays for City garbage and green bin collection. MMBC’s curbside recycling contractor, Smithrite, is also experiencing weather-related collection delays.

During this period of weather related collection delays, fees for extra garbage bags will be waived for residents whose regular collection has been missed.

In addition to our ongoing collection efforts, our Vancouver South Transfer Station will accept household garbage from Vancouver residents at no cost on December 24, and 26 to January 8 (only non-commercial loads). This does not include mattresses, furniture, and other items that are not a part of regular garbage collection.

View Transfer Station location and hours

Our Vancouver South Recycling Depot (same location as the Transfer Station) provides a convenient location for you to drop off a wide range of recyclable materials, free of charge if you want and are able to.

City and MMBC working hard to catch up

We appreciate your patience as our crews try to safely provide collection services. Both our City and MMBC crews have added more trucks and are working longer hours to service all areas that that may have been missed. Please leave your bins, boxes, and bags out in their regular collection area. Crews are attempting to collect all missed items.

Safety is our top priority

Collection in areas with hills or steep laneways has been extremely difficult and in some cases unsafe due to the ice and slippery conditions. Our City and MMBC crews' first priority is safety – both for workers and for residents. We are prioritizing the safety of workers and residents by ensuring they aren’t asked to work in dangerous, icy conditions that could lead to accidents, injury, or unintended damage to property (from sliding down hills into vehicles or residences).

We're salting laneways to help crews get to your collection

To improve safe access in hard-to-service areas, our crews have redirected and prioritized available snow equipment to salt laneways that are frozen over. We work closely with MMBC's contractors to coordinate salting operations based on daily recycling collection schedules. We are working diligently to address all outstanding missed collections before Christmas. We sincerely appreciate your ongoing patience during this time.

Stay updated

For garbage and green bin collection notifications and up-to-date service alerts, download the VanCollect app or visit our waste disposal and recycling webpage.

For recycling collection information or to download MMBC’s recycling app, visit MMBC's Vancouver recycling webpage External website