CHANGES TO THE HOUSEHOLD PACKAGING AND PAPER RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICE COMING TO UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT LANDS IN JULY 2020

  • New recycling schedule: recycling will no longer always be on Mondays. Your schedule is available on the 2020 – 2021 Recycling Guide below.
  • New customer service information: for questions about collection zones, missed pick-ups, holiday schedules, or recycling containers: srrecycle@gflenv.com or 604-282-7966
  • New contractor: GFL Environmental
  • New recycling containers: Use the yellow bag for paper recycling and grey box is for glass recycling, delivered to your home in June.

Additional FAQs can be found at the bottom of this page. If you have additional questions for Recycle BC about these changes, please email info@recyclebc.ca.

NEW RECYCLING SCHEDULE

Recycling in the University Endowment Lands is no longer on Mondays. Collection will continue to take place once per week. The recycling schedule will shift over with every statutory holiday.

NEW COLLECTION CONTAINERS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE INFORMATION

CURBSIDE RECYCLING MAP AND SCHEDULE

Your recycling guide outlines how to sort your recycling, shows what is not accepted, and what packaging and paper items you can return to a Recycle BC depot.

Click here to download the 2020-2021 University Endowment Lands recycling guide.

ADDRESS SEARCH

Use our address search tool to view your curbside recycling collection schedule and nearest Recycle BC depots. You can also sign up for reminders and import your schedule into your online calendar.

RECYCLE BC DEPOT LOCATIONS,
CURBSIDE COLLECTION SCHEDULES AND REMINDERS

If you have smartphone, you can download our app from your app store by searching “Recycle BC.”

CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION

GFL Environmental
Email: srrecycle@gflenv.com
Phone: 604-282-7966

FAQs

  • New recycling schedule
  • New contractor will be providing the collection: GFL Environmental
  • New customer service information: srrecycle@gflenv.com or 604-282-7966
  • New collection containers: yellow bag for paper and grey box for glass

The list of accepted materials has not changed.

Recycling collection in the University Endowment Lands is now serviced by the same collection contractor as the City of Vancouver. Your area is now be included in the existing Vancouver routes and schedule.

Please sort curbside recyclables as follows:

    • Use the yellow bag for paper and packaging that held dry products (shoes, crackers, etc.). Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in this bag can be flattened, cut into pieces smaller than 30 x 30 inches (76 x 76 cm), and stacked between recycling containers.
    • Use the blue box for containers (plastic, aluminum, steel, etc.) and paper cups and cartons (coffee cups, etc.).
    • Use the grey box (or your green box) for glass bottles and jars

There is no limit to how much recycling you can set out. If all of your materials do not fit in your recycling containers, please try consolidating them. For example, bulky plastic jugs, cartons, and boxes can be flattened; smaller metal cans be placed inside larger metal cans; plastic containers can be fitted inside each other (e.g. yogurt containers), etc. If you have additional recyclables that do not fit into your containers, these can be placed in a rigid container of your choice, such as a laundry hamper. Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in your bag can be flattened, cut into pieces no larger than 30” x 30” (76 cm x 76 cm), and stacked between your recycling containers.

If you regularly have more recycling than your containers can accommodate, you might want to purchase another blue recycling box, as long as the container is similar in size and shape to your existing ones. Most hardware stores carry blue boxes of different sizes. You can also purchase a new container by contacting GFL Environmental at srrecycle@gflenv.com or 604-282-7966.

No. Under the BC Recycling Regulation, businesses that supply packaging and paper to BC residents are responsible for managing recycling programs. Recycle BC uses fees paid by businesses to pay for curbside recycling in the University Endowment Lands

Recycle BC will provide replacement recycling containers per the following, free of charge:

  • One replacement blue box every three years
  • One replacement grey box every three years
  • One replacement yellow bag every year

You may purchase additional containers over and above these amounts directly from GFL Environmental. To request new containers, please contact GFL Environmental at srrecycle@gflenv.com or 604-282-7966.

Please contact GFL Environmental at srrecycle@gflenv.com or 604-282-7966 about additional boxes and bags.

Learn how to correctly sort your materials using the following resources:

  • Your Recycle BC residential recycling guide
  • RecycleBC.ca/Materials has our accepted material list available for download, as well as a “What Can I Recycle?” search tool
  • Download the Recycle BC app from the App Store or Google Play, or visit RecycleBC.ca/App

No. UEL administration does not provide 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 your recycling program.

 

No. Recycle BC’s packaging and paper recycling program does not affect garbage collection in UEL. Please continue to follow instructions from UEL administration about garbage collection.

Collection days shift after statutory holidays. Collection day is not on Mondays. Please check your schedule in the recycling guide linked at the top of the page.

Recycling collection in the University Endowment Lands is serviced by the same collection contractor as the City of Vancouver. Your area is included in the existing Vancouver routes and schedule.

In UEL, curbside recycling is collected by GFL Environmental. If you have questions about your recycling collection or need additional information, please contact:
Email: srrecycle@gflenv.com
Phone: 604-282-7966

If you have additional questions for Recycle BC about these changes, please email info@recyclebc.ca.