Recycling Depot & Transfer Station

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 North Shore Transfer Station 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 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 Transfer Station (mattresses, new and used gypsum/drywall, garbage, food scraps (10L or less) and yard trimmings.

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

NEW ITEMS! 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.

Transfer Station Fees

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

Location & Hours

30 Riverside Drive West, North Vancouver 


  • April 1 to September 30:
    • Weekdays: 5:30am to 5pm (recycling drop-off area opens at 8am)
      Peak hours 10am to 2pm 
    • Saturday: 8am to 5pm
  • October 1 to March 31:
    • Weekdays: 5:30am to 5pm (recycling drop-off area opens opens at 8am)
    • Saturday: 8am to 5pm
  • Sunday & Statutory holidays: 9am to 5pm

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day


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


Related Links

Metro Vancouver North Shore Transfer Station
Visit Metro Vancouver for a complete list of banned materials and disposal options. 
Metro Vancouver Recycling Search

Get in touch

Curbside: Missed collection (garbage/Green Can)?
Contact City Operations 604-987-7155

Need Green Can decals?
Pick up at City Hall or call 604-987-7155

Missed recycling pick up? Need bags/bins 
Contact Emterra Environmental 778-589-3221 or

Download our CityCollect App
Apple store / Google Play

North Shore Transfer Station & Recycling Depot 
30 Riverside Drive, North Vancouver 604-681-5600

Recycling Support
How/where to recycle an item?
Contact Recycling Council of BC 1-800-667-4321

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

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