Garbage, Recycling & Green Can


Download acceptable materials list - pdf

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

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.

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
  • Canadian Diabetes Association (604-732-1125)
  • SPCA Thrift Shop (604-983-9522)
  • Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop (604-987-5938)
  • Good Stuff Connection (604-987-1773)

In this single family guide learn how and where to recycle items and find tips to create less garbage.
In this multi family guide, learn how and where to recylce items and use your buildings green bin.

Get in touch

Missed garbage or Green Can pick up (curbside collection only)?

Report with CityFix app, use online form or call City Operations at 604-987-7155

Missed recycling pick up?

Report with CityFix app, use online form or call Smithrite at 604-929-3416

Need a new Blue or Grey Box?

Pick up at City Hall or call City Operations at 604-987-7155 to have one mailed to you.

Download our Collection App

Apple store / Google Play

North Shore Transfer Station

30 Riverside Drive, North Vancouver 604-681-5600

Zero Waste Coach

778-227-4267 /

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