Recycling

Curbside recycling in the City is managed by Recycle BC - learn more at RecycleBC.ca/CNV.

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.

What Goes Where

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



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


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.

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

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

Donate

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 pickup@renewcrew.com
  • 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 www.urbanrepurpose.ca (no clothing)


 

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 | eng@cnv.org

Missed recycling pick up or get bags/bins
Contact Emterra Environmental 778-589-3221 | NV.CSR@emterra.ca

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 | hotline@rcbc.ca

 

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