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The way garbage and recycling facilities in buildings are designed plays an important part in making Vancouver a sustainable city.

Developer guide to designing garbage and recycling storage facilities

The way garbage and recycling facilities in buildings are designed plays an important part in making Vancouver a sustainable city.

We require all buildings to provide adequate storage for garbage and recycling. These storage areas must meet all building code regulations, and all zoning and development bylaws.

Read the Garbage and Recycling Storage Facility Design Supplement PDF file (500 KB)

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