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Recycling and disposal facilities

Recycling yard waste in the False Creek area? There is a temporary transfer station to prevent spread of Japanese beetle. 

Did you know

Most recyclables are banned from disposal as garbage in Metro Vancouver. 

Learn what's banned 

Recyclables deserve a second chance. Items that are not collected in your curbside program may be recycled at one of our drop-off facilities along with curbside recyclables in larger quantities.

We own and operate a recycling depot and transfer station in south Vancouver, as well as an engineered landfill and residential recycling depot in Delta.

Recycle and dispose of items the right way with Waste Wizard

Enter an item below to see how to recycle or safely dispose of it.

Where to take items

Vancouver Zero Waste Centre

Find information on managing large quantities of residential recyclables in Vancouver.

Vancouver South Transfer Station

Your destination for disposing of oversized items, yard and garden waste and clean wood.

Vancouver Landfill and Recycling Depot

A waste disposal facility and recycling depot all in one. Find out more about our landfill in Delta.

Metro Vancouver Recycles depot look-up

Not sure if it can be recycled or where to take it? We can help!

Are you a business? View information about waste disposal and recycling for businesses.

Common items

Drywall

Used drywall from businesses and contractors is not accepted at the Landfill.

Mattresses

Recycle your mattress, box spring, or futon at our transfer station or landfill.

Residential asbestos waste

Find out how to prepare and dispose of residential asbestos waste at the Vancouver Landfill in Delta.

Yard and wood waste

Yard waste and clean, unfinished wood can be dropped off at the transfer station or landfill.

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