Single family homes and duplexes

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: waste and recycling

April 3, 2020 

To help prevent spread and protect our waste collection staff:

  • Dispose of all the following in the garbage in plastic garbage bags:
    • Personal hygiene products
    • Used tissues
    • Cleaning cloths
    • Face masks
    • Gloves
    • Sanitary wipes, even those listed as flushable or compostable
    • All similar items
  • Securely tie garbage bags shut and set out in your bin in your regular collection area

If you’re sick or caring for someone who is sick:

  • Double bag all personal waste in plastic garbage bags
  • Securely tie all bags shut and dispose of as regular residential garbage  

Unbagged or loose items will not be collected.

We collect residential garbage, food scraps, and yard waste for single family homes and duplexes.

If you do not have collection services, phone 3-1-1.

Your household waste collection schedule is based on your location.

Recycling: contact GFL Environmental (formerly Smithrite Disposal Ltd)

Phone 604-282-7966 or email about your recycling service, including:

  • Collection questions or issues
  • Replacing blue bins and recycling bags


Dispose of items the right way. Learn what goes in your garbage bin.

Food scraps

Get tips for recycling your food scraps and avoiding odours and pests.

Yard waste

Most yard waste can be recycled in your green bin.

Setting out items for collection

Learn how to position bins so that your recycling and waste bins get collected.

Ordering supplies

Stickers for extra garbage bags

Get extra garbage stickers so you can place excess garbage that won't fit in your bin in a garbage bag.

Garbage bins

Steps to ordering garbage bins for your residence. Get rates and suggested sizes.

Green bins

Steps to ordering green bins for your residence. Get sizes and rates.