Recycling

Recycling is an important part of achieving our zero waste goal! Help us get to zero waste: reduce, reuse, compost and recycle whenever possible.

Recycling collection

Recycling collection for Vancouver residents is provided by Recycle BC External website.

For more recycling information, select your property type.

Who is Recycle BC?

Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC) is a non-profit organization that is responsible for residential recycling in British Columbia.

Recycle BC ensures household recycling is picked up, sorted, and responsibly recycled.

Over 1,200 businesses, including retailers, manufacturers and restaurants, fund the Recycle BC program, shifting costs away from Vancouver homeowners.

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.

Collection schedules

Find your waste collection schedule and download the VanCollect app to sign up for reminders.

Recycling and disposal facilities

Not everything can go into your collection bins. Find out how to dispose of items at one of our facilities.

Zero Waste 2040

Zero Waste 2040 is a long-term strategic vision for Vancouver to achieve the goal of zero waste by 2040.