Need recycling carts for your building? 
Contact Emterra Environmental 
778-589-3221 or NV.CSR@emterra.ca

Need to replace signage or decals? 
Contact Emterra Environmental 
778-589-3221 or NV.CSR@emterra.ca

Missed Recycling Pick up?
Contact Emterra Environmental 
778-589-3221 or NV.CSR@emterra.ca

Recycling Support
How/where to recycle an item?
Recycling Council of BC hotline
604-732-9253 | hotline@rcbc.ca

Multi-Family Collection

Recycling in apartments, stratas and townhomes is very simple with three carts for containers, glass, and paper. Recycle BC is responsible for your recycling collection using the contractor Emterra Environmental.

Recycling in Multi-Family Units

  • For tips on recycling, download the Multi-Family Recycling Guide.
  • Create a place in your apartment/condo/townhouse to gather recyclables - a box or basket works great. Please rinse containers.
  • Keep a food scraps container under your sink or in your fridge to collect food scraps. For more tips on food scraps handling visit the Green Can/Food Scraps page.
  • Take your recycling and food scraps to your building’s garbage room/area and sort them into the correct carts. Remember to flatten cardboard boxes and plastic milk jugs to save space.
  • Bring recyclables which aren't collected in your building to a depot or to the North Shore Recycling & Waste Centre.


In this multi-family guide, learn how and where to recycle items and find tips to create less garbage.

Multi-Family Recycling Signage

Many factors contribute to creating a user-friendly recycling system, including: 

  • Adequate number of carts
  • Cleanliness of space and accessibility
  • Clear signage

We can't help on the first two items, but we've created a variety of signage to help in your building!

Signs for overall recycling:

Signs for specific types of recycling, in a variety of sizes, are included below. Click to download and print.

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Flatten-Containers Portrait

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Flatten-Containers Portrait Arrow

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Flatten-Containers Landscape

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Refundables Portrait

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Refundables Portrait Arrow

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Refundables Landscape

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Lightbulbs Portrait

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Lightbulbs Portrait Arrow

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Lightbulbs Landscape

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White-Plastic-Foam Portrait

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White-Plastic-Foam Landscape

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Coloured-Plastic-Foam Portrait

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Coloured-Plastic-Foam Portrait Arrow

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Coloured-Plastic-Foam Landscape

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E-Waste Portrait

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E-Waste Portrait Arrow

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E-Waste Landscape

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Soft-Plastic Portrait

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Soft-Plastic Landscape

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Plastic-Bags Portrait

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Plastic-Bags Landscape

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Paint Portrait

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Paint Portrait Arrow

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Paint Landscape

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NO-Dumping Portrait

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NO-Dumping Landscape

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Donation Portrait

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Donation Portrait Arrow

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Donation Landscape

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NO-Newspapers Portrait

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NO-Newspapers Landscape

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NO-Plastic-Bags Portrait

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NO-Plastic-Bags Landscape

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NO-Diapers Portrait

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NO-Diapers Landscape

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Multi-Family Food Scraps Haulers

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

Growing City
Tel: 604-715-6846
Email: Genevieve@GrowingCity.ca
Web: www.GrowingCity.com

Maple Leaf Disposal Ltd.
Tel: 604-533-4993
Email: sales@mapleleafdisposal.com
Web: mapleleafdisposal.com

Recycling Alternative
Tel: 604-874-7283
Email: info@recyclingalternative.com
Web: www.recyclingalternative.com

Revolution Resource Recovery Inc.
Tel: 604-539-1900
Email: Customerservice@afroceofnature.com
Web: www.aforceofnature.ca 

Super Save Disposal Inc.
Tel: 604-533-4423
Email: contacts@supersave.ca
Web: www.supersave.ca

Urban Impact Recycling Ltd.
Tel: 604-273-0089
Email: info@urbanimpact.com
Web: www.urbanimpact.com

Waste Connections of Canada
Tel: 604-525-2072
Email: Vancouver@progressivewaste.com
Web: www.wasteconnectionscanada.com

Waste Management of Canada Corporation
Tel: 604-520-7888
Email: wmorganics.vancouver@wm.com
Web: www.wmcanada.com or www.thinkgreen.com

WCS Organics Recycling
Tel: 604-986-9777
Email: sc@wastecontrolservices.com
Web: www.wastecontrolservices.com

This list is provided for information only; it does not indicate the City's endorsement of these companies. The City makes no representation or warranty about these companies whatsoever. Please contact the companies directly for service details.



Contact Info

Recycling in the City is managed by Recycle BC - learn more on the Recycle BC website.

For questions or concerns about your building's recycling collection service, please contact Emterra Environmental at 778.589.3221 or NV.CSR@emterra.ca.

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