Multi-Family Collection

Recycling in apartments, stratas and townhomes is very simple with the 3 blue carts, containers, glass and paper. Recycling is collected by Smithrite Disposal Ltd. under contract to the City. For more tips on recycling download the City's guide: Apartment & Townhouse Recycling Guide - pdf

Three simple steps to recycling:

  1. Find a spot in your apartment/condo/townhouse to gather recyclables. A box or basket works great. Please rinse containers.
  2. Keep a food scraps container under your sink or in your fridge to collect food scraps. For more tips on food scraps handling see: Green Can/Food Scraps
  3. Take your recycling and food scraps to your building’s garbage room/area and sort them into the correct carts. Don't forget to flatten cardboard boxes and plastic milk jugs to save space.

Multi-family Food Scraps Haulers [+]

The companies offer organics (including food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings) collection services to multi-family buildings and businesses on the North Shore.

Need help with your building’s recycling or food scraps program? Our Zero Waste Coach can visit your building and provide resources and support to help increase recycling and food scraps collection. Call 604-987-7155 or email for information.
In this multi family guide, learn how and where to recylce items, use your buildings green bin and find tips to create less garbage.


Get in touch

Need additional Carts please contact Smithrite at 604-929-3416

Call City Hall at 604-983-7333 to have one delivered to you.

Download our Collection App

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North Shore Transfer Station

30 Riverside Drive, North Vancouver 604-681-5600

Zero Waste Programs

Do you need recycling or organics support for your multi-family building?
604-982-3995 /

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