Recycling and disposal facilities

COVID-19: recycling and disposal facilities

Free compost event in May cancelled

Our free compost event in May is cancelled to discourage non-essential travel and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ensuring health, safety, and continued operations

  • Visit our facilities ONLY if absolutely necessary; if you are unwell stay home
  • If you visit our facilities, wash your hands before and after your visit and keep 2 m (6 ft) away from staff and other guests
  • Defer spring cleaning to help prevent overloading residential waste collection and depot facilities  
  • Follow disposal guidelines for garbage and organic waste
  • Store bulky and recyclable items at home until the pandemic is over

Changes at our facilities

  • Access is restricted to respect physical distancing so expect delays
  • Walk-ins not permitted (vehicles only)
  • Suspended/cancelled:  
    • Landfill open house
    • Landfill tours
  • We are accepting new drywall again at the Vancouver South Transfer Station and Vancouver Landfill
  • Compost is available for sale at the Vancouver Landfill
    • You must bring your own shovel and use one of the stations set up for self collection
    • Staff can help load customers who have trucks and trailers

Recyclables deserve a second chance. Items that are not collected in your curbside program may be recycled at one of our drop-off facilities along with curbside recyclables in larger quantities.

We own and operate a recycling depot and transfer station in south Vancouver, as well as an engineered landfill and residential recycling depot in Delta.

Did you know

Most recyclables are banned from disposal as garbage in Metro Vancouver. 

Learn what's banned 

Recycle and dispose of items the right way with Waste Wizard

Enter an item below to see how to recycle or safely dispose of it.

Where to take items

Vancouver Zero Waste Centre

Find information on managing large quantities of residential recyclables in Vancouver.

Vancouver South Transfer Station

Your destination for disposing of oversized items, yard and garden waste and clean wood.

Vancouver Landfill and Recycling Depot

A waste disposal facility and recycling depot all in one. Find out more about our landfill in Delta.

Metro Vancouver Recycles depot look-up

Not sure if it can be recycled or where to take it? We can help!

Are you a business? View information about waste disposal and recycling for businesses.

Common items


Used drywall from businesses and contractors is not accepted at the Landfill.


Recycle your mattress, box spring, or futon at our transfer station or landfill.

Residential asbestos waste

Find out how to prepare and dispose of residential asbestos waste at the Vancouver Landfill in Delta.

Yard and wood waste

Yard waste and clean, unfinished wood can be dropped off at the transfer station or landfill.


We're working with Metro Vancouver to reduce clothing waste. Clothing and textiles don’t belong in the landfill.