North Shore Recycling & Waste Centre

Important Updates

To protect everyone in the community, including our Depot Staff and support the continued functioning of our facilities, we ask that you consider delaying your visit unless absolutely necessary. Store any dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily. If you must visit, please to keep a minimum 2 metre distance from staff. If you are in self isolation, feeling unwell or are caring for someone who is sick please do not visit the Depot.

Check for updates at here or call 604-681-5600 before you drop off. Hours, methods of payment, materials and regulations are subject to change.

For more updates visit and Recycle BC.

The North Shore Recycling and Waste Centre (formerly North Shore Transfer Station) is located at 30 Riverside Drive, North Vancouver, and is owned by Metro Vancouver.

The Recycling Drop-off Area accepts a number of materials free of charge, while some materials are accepted for a fee at the paid materials area of the Waste Centre (mattresses, new and used gypsum/drywall, garbage, food scraps (10L or less) and yard trimmings.

Visit to find out which materials are accepted for a fee at the Waste Centre. Applicable disposal fees and limits may apply.

Acceptable Materials

You can help reduce waste by recycling these items FREE of charge at the Recycling Drop-off Area.

Recycle these items FREE at North Shore Recycling Depot

You can now bring your Flexible Plastic Packaging to the Recycling Drop Off Area or other available drop-off location (such as Brooksbank Return-it depot and London Drugs).

  • packaging with plastic seal
  • net bags
  • crinkly wrappers & bags
  • stand-up pouches
  • zipper lock bags
  • bubble wrap & more

Find a full list of what’s included here, then use the what goes where tool to find out where to drop it off.

North Shore Recycling & Waste Centre Location & Hours

Location: 30 Riverside Drive West, North Vancouver

Winter Hours (November 1 – February 28)

Weekdays: 5:30 am to 5 pm (Recycling drop-off opens at 8 am).
Peak hours weekdays 10 am to 2 pm.
Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm

Summer Hours (March 1 – October 31)

Weekdays: 5:30 am to 6 pm (Recycling drop-off opens at 7 am).
Peak hours weekdays 10 am to 2 pm.
Saturday: 8 am to 6 pm

Sundays and Statutory holidays: 9 am to 5 pm (closed December 25 and January 1)



Provincial Take-Back Programs

Many items such as tires, electronics and medications can also be recycled or disposed of safely through a provincial collection program. There are several convenient locations in the community to drop-off your materials.

Find a drop-off location using the What Goes Where tool or call the Recycling Hotline at 604 RECYCLE or visit

Used Household Motor Oil

Need to recycle used household motor oil, oil filters or antifreeze? BC Used Oil Management Association has a mobile pickup pilot project for North Shore residents.

Call (866) 489-4483 to schedule a pick-up, and get these items recycled FREE of charge.  


Related Links

Metro Vancouver North Shore Recycling and Waste Centre - Check lineups + more info
Metro Vancouver's list of banned materials and disposal options
Metro Vancouver Recycling Search

Get in touch

Download our CityCollect App
Apple store / Google Play

Find out how/where to recycle any item?
Try the 'What Goes Where Tool' in CityCollect
Recycling hotline: 604 RECYCLE (732 9253)
Recycling Council of BC website
Search your item:

Building/Business: Need recycling coaching or support?
Contact our Zero Waste Coach 604-983-7331 |

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