Curbside recycling in the City is managed by Recycle BC - learn more at

Recycle BC is a provincial stewardship group funded by the businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents. Recycle BC was formed in response to provincial regulations, which shift recycling costs away from taxpayers and onto industry.

The graphics below show where to place recycling for curbside and multi-family recycling collection. Recycling other items? Check out our North Shore Recycling & Waste Centre page.

No plastic bags – take to a depot instead
No Styrofoam – take to a depot instead

Need a recycling bag or bin? Missed pickup? Contact Emterra Environmental at 778-589-3221 or

What Goes Where

Wondering whether something is garbage or recycling, and how to dispose of it properly? Use our What Goes Where tool!

Recycling Guide

See Recycle BC’s curbside recycling collection guide. It contains lots of great information and tips on how to recycle more and create less garbage.

Multi-Family Recycling Guide
In this multi-family guide, learn how and where to recycle items, use your building's Green bin, and find tips to create less garbage.

Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Repair, Refuse

The best way to deal with garbage is by not creating it in the first place.

  • Reduce waste by choosing items with minimal packaging.
  • Reuse items like shopping bags, water bottles and coffee mugs.
  • Repurpose goods by donating items you no longer need.
  • Repair broken items instead of throwing them out.
  • Refuse to buy products you won’t use often - rent or borrow instead.
  • Reduce, repair and reuse your clothes to help minimize landfill waste


Used clothing, books, small household items, and furniture can also be dropped off or picked up by many organizations throughout the City including

  • Salvation Army: 604-293-1711
  • Big Brothers: 604-521-4393 or
  • Canadian Diabetes Association: 604-732-1125
  • Harvest Project: Clothes for Change (clothing and shoes only)
  • SPCA Thrift Shop: 604-983-9522
  • Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop: 604-987-5938
  • Good Stuff Connection: 604-987-1773
  • Urban Repurpose: 604-990-5576 or (no clothing)

The North Vancouver City Firefighters Foundation also has secure clothing donation bins located at the Fire Hall, Petro-Canada (Lonsdale & 13th), and London Drugs (Lonsdale & 20th). Donations of clean and dry clothing, household textiles, and shoes (no fabric scraps or rags) raise funds for the charity.

clothing donation bin


Get in Touch

Curbside missed collection (garbage/Green Can)
Contact City Operations 604-987-7155

Download our CityCollect App
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Get Green Can decals
604-983-7333 |

Missed recycling pick up or get bags/bins
Contact Emterra Environmental 778-589-3221 |

North Shore Recycling & Waste Centre
30 Riverside Drive W, North Vancouver | 604-681-5600

Recycling Support
Questions about how/where to recycle an item? 
Recycling Council of BC hotline 604-732-9253 |


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