Curbside Collection

Garbage, Green Can & Recycling Collection

To minimize wildlife conflict, don't put your Green Can out the night before. To ensure collection, place at the curb no earlier than 5:30am and no later than 7:30am on collection day.

Please remember to Stick to 6 for Green waste amounts! The weekly maximum is 6 cans, bags, or bundles in total. If you have more than 6, either hold for the following week's collection or take to the North Shore Recycling and Waste Centre (open 7 days a week with a $10 minimum fee for loads up to 100kg).

Curbside Recycling is Managed by Recycle BC

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 on to industry. Learn more at


To protect everyone, including our collection crews, please ensure all personal hygiene products, used tissues, cleaning cloths, face masks, gloves, and similar items are disposed of in garbage bags. Garbage bags should be tied securely for disposal. Un-bagged or loose items will not be collected. If you’re sick or caring for someone who is sick: all personal waste should be double bagged in plastic garbage bags and securely tied shut, prior to putting out for collection.

Collection Guides

Download a collection guide below or contact us at 604-983-7333 or to have a copy mailed to you. Residents living in strata buildings and apartments can find information on our Multi-Family Collection page.

Download the Garbage & Green Can Collection Guide.
Recycling Guide
Download the RecycleBC Recycling Guide.

Did You Know:

The City of North Vancouver provides curbside garbage and green can (food scraps and yard trimmings) collection to more than 8,500 households. The City is organized into collection areas (A1 & A2, B1 & B2, C1 & C2, D1 & D2) which determines your collection day (Monday through Thursday, except on weeks with a statutory holiday).

Recycling, green cans and yard trimming are collected weekly. Garbage is collected every other week. Learn more on our Garbage page.


How to set out curbside materials

How to set out curbside

To ensure collection and avoid attracting animals:

  • Your Green Can will be picked up BEFORE garbage on collection day
  • Maximum of two 77L garbage cans per home every other week
  • Green Can/Yard Trimmings: weekly limit of 6 total containers, bags or bundles
  • Place materials at the curb no earlier than 5:30am and no later than 7:30am on collection day

General tips:

  • Set cans, boxes and bags side-by-side in a straight line for quick, easy collection
  • Use 77L cans and ensure lids are secured (do not use clips, bungee cords, rope or straps), and do not overfill cans
  • Weekly limit of 6 total Green Can/Yard Trimmings cans, bags or bundles
  • Put paper products in the Yellow Bag and place beside - not inside - your Blue Box
  • Flatten and cut cardboard to no larger than 60cm x 60cm and place in Yellow Bag
  • Mixed containers (plastic, metal) go in the Blue Box
  • Glass jars and bottles go in the Grey Box (place lids in the Blue Box)

Find out what can be recycled, tips and more on our Recycling page.


Download the CityCollect App (Google Play | Apple Store) and never miss another collection day! Find your collection schedule, what goes where, how to prepare it, get weekly reminders and much more.

Get in Touch

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

Download our CityCollect App
Apple store | Google Play

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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