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On-street and park recycling

What you need to know
What you need to know

Do your part: when you use a new recycling station on the street or in a park, take a moment to sort your items and help keep recyclables out of the landfill.

West End and Downtown locations

Zero waste stations are located at:

  • Portions of Denman, Davie, and Robson streets
  • Bute and Robson Plaza
  • Granville Street between Davie and Pender
  • Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza
  • Library Square

Sorting items for Downtown recycling stations


Containers

 Hot or cold drink cups

 Plastic take-out containers

 Other beverage containers 


Paper

 Newspapers

 Flyers

 Paper bags

 Paper coffee sleeves

 No food-soiled paper


Garbage / landfill

 Chip bags

 Candy wrappers

 Plastic utensils 

 All other items that can't be recycled at the station


Park locations

Stanley Park

  • Information booth
  • Prospect Point
  • Lumberman's Arch concession
  • Lumberman's Arch waterpark
  • Second Beach concession
  • Ceperley Park
  • Third Beach concession

Other park locations

  • Spanish Banks West Beach concession
  • Spanish Banks East Beach concession
  • Jericho Beach concession
  • Locarno Beach concession
  • Kitsilano Pool concession
  • Kitsilano Beach concession
  • Sunset Beach concession

Sorting items for Parks recycling stations


Containers

 Hot or cold drink cups

 Plastic take-out containers

 Other beverage containers 


Organics + paper

 Paper

 Food scraps

 Food-soiled paper and takeout containers

 Napkins


Garbage / landfill

 Chip bags

 Candy wrappers

 All other items that can't be recycled at the station

Why park stations have green bins

The park stations do not have a separate paper recycling stream. The paper waste at the concessions is often food-soiled and not suitable to be recycled, unlike the paper collected at the Downtown stations.

For this reason, at the concession stations the paper is combined with organics so that the material can be composted.

This helps divert more material from the landfill.

Program goals

We'll continue to expand the number of zero waste recycling stations throughout the city.

The recycling stations support our ongoing zero waste initiatives that aim to reduce the amount of recyclables that end up in our landfill and improve the cleanliness of our public spaces.

An integral part of becoming a zero waste community is ensuring that we all have the opportunity to reduce and recycle materials both at home and while we are out enjoying our vibrant parks, beaches, streets, and communities.

Zero Waste 2040

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