Yard and Food Scraps Collection

Yard and food scraps carts (greens) are picked up weekly.  It is recommended that you layer your food scraps with your yard trimmings.  The yard and food scraps cart expands the range of items for composting, resulting in even less waste going the landfill! 

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

Please view the 2017 Curbside Collection Schedule for more information.


For more information, please call Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691 or email .


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!

    Note: Lining your cart with kraft paper bags or newspaper is optional.

     

    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 Cleaner, Greener cart.

  • *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!

     

    TIP: Kitchen catchers or a plastic container with a lid are handy to temporarily store your food scraps in before emptying into the Cleaner, Greener cart. Lining with newspaper or brown paper bags may help make cleaning up easier. Brown bags in kitchen catcher sizes are now available for purchase at local retailers.
     

    Current City Bylaws prohibit outdoor burning at any time.

     

    Freezing Temperatures: During the colder months, food scraps may freeze to the bottom of your cart. As such, you may wish to line the bottom of your cart with newspaper and layer yard trimmings with food scraps or newspaper.

     

    Cleaner, Greener collection will be collected weekly, all year round. Please refer to the Collection Schedule for more details.

  • Do you have additional green material above what fits into your yard and food scraps cart?
    No problem!

    Place extra material, such as leaves collected during the fall season, and place in kraft paper bags.  Be sure to not exceed 50 lbs per bag and place out next to your green cart (approximately one metre away).

    Our drivers will manually reload the greens cart to dump the extra kraft bags.  No tags required!

    For more information or comments, please call Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691 or email

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