Apartments, condos, and townhomes

Recycling collection for the majority of multi-unit buildings is provided by Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC).

Note We no longer collect recycling from multi-unit buildings.

Waste Management Canada collects your recycling

Waste Management Canada is Recycle BC’s multi-unit recycling collection partner in Vancouver.

Customer service hours:

Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Phone 604-282-7961 to:

  • Request recycling collection service
  • Ask about your collection schedule 
  • Report a missed pickup
  • Request a new recycling cart 

While most multi-unit buildings are serviced by Waste Management, some will be serviced by Smithrite Disposal Ltd. Confirm your building’s service provider by entering your address at Recycle BC or by downloading the Recycle BC app

Services for your building


Food scraps

Yard waste

Resources for managing waste at your building

Multi-family Recycling Toolkit

Access tools and resources to improve recycling in your apartment building or condo on Metro Vancouver's website .

Green Bin Program resources for building managers

Garbage bins and green bins

Order a garbage or green bin, change the size of your bin, exchange or repair damaged bins, and find suggested sizes for your needs. Learn more.

Flat rates

Find out what the rates are for flat rate utilities in Vancouver.