Vancouver Zero Waste Centre

Expect delays

Repairs are underway at the Vancouver South Transfer Station Green yard area from February 20 to 28. We are still accepting all commercial and residential loads. 

The Vancouver Zero Waste Centre (formerly the Recycling Depot) provides a convenient location for residents to drop off a wide range of materials for reuse and recycling, free of charge, including materials: 

  • Requiring special handling to protect the environment, such as batteries and propane tanks
  • In larger quantities than your curbside bins can hold, particularly if you are moving or doing seasonal cleaning

 Caution: Drop off garbage at the Transfer Station before dropping off recycling at the Zero Waste Centre due to left turn restrictions on Kent Ave North. 

Address

8588 Yukon Street
Vancouver

Hours of operation

Days Hours
Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 6pm
Christmas Day and New Year's Day Closed
All other statutory holidays unless otherwise noted 9am to 4pm

Donate reusable shopping bags

Do you have a stack of reusable shopping bags at home that you don't need or use? Donate them to residents in need. 

Donated bags will be made available to residents with low incomes and people experiencing homelessness.

Materials accepted at other locations

Use the Waste Wizard to find drop-off locations.

Preparing items for drop-off

If you are dropping off materials accepted for free at the Zero Waste Centre and materials accepted for a fee at the Transfer Station, we recommend you:

  1. Sort your materials by product type before loading.
  2. Load your vehicle with free recyclables first.
  3. Load garbage and recyclable items requiring a fee next so they can be dropped off first at the Transfer Station before you go to the Zero Waste Centre for recycling.