Extra garbage stickers

If you have extra garbage that will not fit in your bin, place your excess garbage in a bag and put an "extra garbage sticker" on the bag. Without the sticker, the collection crew will not pick up the bag.

Buy stickers ahead of time, so you are prepared in case they are needed.

Where to buy extra garbage stickers

You can buy extra garbage stickers in person at:

  • Main floor of City Hall at the Revenue Services counter (across from the information desk)
  • At participating Vancouver Safeway stores (contact your local store to ensure stickers are available)
  • Your community centre (call ahead to ensure stickers are in stock)


From City Hall and community centres: $10 per strip of five

From Safeway: $2 per sticker

Taxes don't apply.

What bags to use and how to set them out

  1. Use standard garbage bags that are up to 66 cm wide × 91 cm tall. No shopping bags, please.
  2. Fill the garbage bags up to 20 kg. Don't overfill them.
  3. Put a sticker on each bag.
  4. Set out the bags next to your garbage bin on collection day.

Garbage bins

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