Vancouver - Recycle BC

Recycle BC is responsible for residential curbside and multi-family recycling service in the City of Vancouver. Click one of the options below for information related to your recycling service.





The transition of service from the City of Vancouver to Recycle BC happened on October 3, 2016.

Yes. The City of Vancouver joined the Recycle BC program in May 2014, and – like many communities in the province – was receiving a financial incentive from Recycle BC to manage its own residential recycling collection. The City decided in November 2015 to transition recycling collection directly to Recycle BC, and this change took place October 3, 2016. The list of materials accepted for recycling did not change, and there is no cost to Vancouver residents for recycling services provided by Recycle BC.

Recycle BC provides direct service in many areas of the province including the Cities of North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Langley, Coquitlam, Revelstoke, Prince George and Quesnel; the Districts of North Vancouver and West Vancouver; the Village of Anmore; the University Endowment Lands; and Regional Districts of North Okanagan, Central Kootenay, and Kootenay Boundary.

No. Your local government no longer provides curbside collection of residential packaging and paper. As of May 19, 2014, per BC’s Recycling Regulation, the businesses that supply packaging and paper to residents are responsible for financing the collection and recycling of these materials. Recycle BC works on behalf of these businesses to manage the program.

Find contact information for our collection partner in your area by clicking either Curbside or Multi-Family at the top of this page.

To learn more about what can and cannot be recycled under the Recycle BC program, visit our “What Can I Recycle” page.