Yard and Food Scraps Collection

Yard and food scraps will be collected weekly, year round. Please refer to the collection schedule for more details. 

 

DO NOT USE PLASTIC OR PLASTIC-LIKE BIODEGRADABLE BAGS. The City must comply with the requirements of our processor. Kraft paper yard bags and newspaper may be used to contain food waste in your yard and food scraps cart.
 

TIP: Kitchen catchers or a plastic container with a lid are handy to temporarily store your food scraps in before emptying into the yard and food scraps cart. Lining with newspaper or brown paper bags helps make cleaning up easier.

How to Line Your Kitchen Catcher with Newsprint (using your community newspaper

Depending on weather conditions, your carts' contents can either freeze in winter or clump together in summer, preventing them from being fully emptied. You may wish to line the bottom of your cart with newspaper and layer yard trimmings with food scraps or newspaper whenever possible.


Visit Metro Vancouver's website and learn more about food scraps disposal.

  • *Small amounts of grease wiped with paper towel can now be included into your green bin.  For more information, see Metrovancouver's wipe it/green bin it!

  • *Small amounts of grease wiped with paper towel can now be included into your green bin.  For more information, see Metrovancouver's wipe it/green bin it!

  • Newspaper and kraft paper yard bags may be used to contain food waste in your yard and food scraps cart. Please fill up your cart first and then replace any extra yard trimmings bags next to your cart and ensure they weigh less than 50 lbs so the driver can lift the bags to reload your cart.

     
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