Green Bin Program: Prepare food scraps and yard waste for collection
If you live in a house or duplex, you can now put all your food scraps, plate scrapings and food-soiled paper in your Green Bin.
Starting spring 2013, your Green Bin and recycling will be emptied every week, and your garbage bin every other week.
If every house and duplex throughout Vancouver recycled food scraps for a whole year, we’d remove 2,800 trucks worth of food scraps from the landfill.
You will receive a kitchen container
Before your collection service changes, the City will provide you with a kitchen container to collect your food scraps. Empty the contents of your kitchen container into your Green Bin.
A new collection calendar will be included inside your kitchen container and is scheduled to arrive approximately two weeks before your service change. If you have questions regarding delivery of your container, call 3-1-1.
To make sure your garbage gets collected by the City, keep banned items out of your bin and ensure that your bin is not overflowing. Learn more about what can go into your garbage bin, and how to set out your bin correctly.