Garbage, Recycling & Green Can

Missed recycling pick up? 
Call City Hall at 604-983-7333

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

Missed garbage or Green Can collection?
City Operations at 604-987-7155

Download our CityCollect App
Apple store / Google Play

Need Recycling Support?
Contact our Zero Waste Coach
604-982-3995 |

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Zero Waste Programs

Zero Waste Coach

Do you need recycling or organics support for your building, business, school or community group? The City’s Zero Waste Coach provides resources and support to help increase recycling and food scraps diversion. Our Zero Waste Coach can visit your building, business or school to assess your recycling needs, educate residents on proper recycling at strata meetings, lobby info sessions, or community events/meetings, and help you with signage and posters. Save money spent on garbage services and help reduce your waste! 

For more information or to book a Zero Waste Coach session, please call 604-982-3995 or email

Zero Waste at Events

Hosting an event? Get in touch with us and borrow our Zero Waste Station, which is the perfect size for smaller community events and block parties! The Zero Waste Station includes up to 10 collection frames for five disposal streams (beverage containers, mixed paper, mixed containers, compostable materials, garbage), along with flag banners to increase the visibility and profile of your station. Call 604-983-6575 or email for details and to book the Zero Waste Station.

Learn more about creating a zero waste event by contacting our Zero Waste Coach to get tips on recycling set-up and disposal options. Call 604-982-3995 or email



Dog Waste Program

In order to divert dog waste from the landfill which poses a health hazard and is harmful to the environment the City has placed dedicated dog waste bins throughout the City. Learn more.

Bear & Wildlife Awareness

Garbage is the number one bear attractant in residential areas. Bears have a keen sense of smell and are easily attracted to improperly managed garbage and Green Cans. If you manage or remove the bear attractants on your property you will greatly reduce the chance of attracting bears. Learn more.

  • Store your garbage and Green Can indoors or in a secure enclosure
  • Freeze your smelly food scraps (like chicken and fish) until collection day
  • Place garbage and Green Can at the curb only on the morning of your pick-up day, before 7:30am
  • Remove bird feeders between April and November
  • Keep your garbage, Green Can and barbeque clean
  • Feed pets indoors
  • Pick fruit as it ripens
  • Compost responsibly

The Solid Waste Management Service Bylaw 6920 requires that all garbage and Green Can be safely stored so they are not accessible by wildlife.

More information on bears:

School District #44

Weekly paper and mixed container recycling collection is provided to all School District 44 schools, as well as at Bodwell High School, Lions Gate Christian Academy, and St. Edmunds Catholic School.

Learn more about recycling collection and environmental education programs.


Eco Levy

The Eco Levy ensures that both residential and business property owners share costs associated with efforts to reduce garbage, including the North Shore Recycling Drop-Off Depot. Before the Eco Levy, solid waste was funded exclusively through residential levies.

The Eco-Levy appears as a line item on your annual Property Tax statement and is based on the assessed value of the property.

Read more about the Eco Levy.

Contact Info

Lianne Shyry
Zero Waste Coach
Tel: 604 982 3995

Get in touch

Missed recycling pick up?

Call City Hall at 604-983-7333

Need boxes, bags or Green Can decals?

Pick up at City Hall or call City Operations 604-987-7155

Missed garbage or Green Can collection? (curbside)

Call City Operations at 604-987-7155

Download our CityCollect App

Apple store | Google Play

North Shore Transfer Station & Recycling Drop-off Area 

30 Riverside Drive, North Vancouver 604-681-5600

Need recycling support?

Contact our Zero Waste Coach 
604-982-3995 |

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