Waste and recycling

May 2023 - Collection update

We are in the process of renewing our fleet of aging collection vehicles, however, delivery of new vehicles is delayed due to supply chain and manufacturing challenges. As a result, we have fewer working vehicles.

We will be working extended hours and Saturdays to maintain service levels. 

Set out your bins on your scheduled collection day and leave them out until they are collected. Your bins should be collected on your scheduled day, or the day after. 

Download the VanCollect app for service updates.

We provide services, facilities, and tools to help you do your part to keep organics and recyclable items out of the landfill.

Get service details

Get your collection schedule

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

Waste Wizard

Search by item to see how to recycle or safely dispose of it.

Single family homes and duplexes

Get details on garbage, food scraps, and yard waste collection.

Apartments, condos, and townhomes

Tools and resources for building managers for managing waste at multi-family buildings.

Abandoned garbage and illegal dumping

Help us keep your neighbourhood clean and safe by properly reporting abandoned garbage and illegal dumping.

Recycling: service is provided by GFL Environmental (formerly Smithrite Disposal Ltd) on behalf of Recycle BC

Phone 604-282-7966 or email srrecycle@gflenv.com about your recycling service, including:

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

Recycling and disposal facilities

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

Related programs and initiatives

Zero Waste 2040

We have a long-term strategic vision for Vancouver to achieve the goal of zero waste by 2040.