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Getting to zero waste – a new strategy

The City has an ambitious goal to become a zero waste community by 2040 and we can’t get there alone.

With the input of Vancouver residents, businesses and organizations, including other levels of government, we are embarking on a journey to create a zero waste strategy and become a zero waste community. 

We need everyone's ideas, insights, support, and participation. 

Our process over the coming year: research, engage, develop the plan, report out, and implement
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We can't get to zero waste alone – share your ideas, participate, and find out how to get involved.

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News about zero waste

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

October 19 2016 - The upgrades will improve traffic flow and safety, reduce line ups, and give you more room to drop off materials for recycling.

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Vancouver takes next step to becoming a zero waste community by 2040

July 13 2016 - We're calling on everyone to join the zero waste movement and share your thoughts, stories, and visions for getting to zero waste together by 2040.

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Enhancing waste collection and removal: Additional funding for Street Cleaning Grant Program approved

May 18 2016 - Council has approved a 50% increase to the annual Street Cleaning Grant Program, which provides funding to non-profit agencies to support litter collection in the Downtown East Side and Business Improvement Areas (BIAs).