Recycling Collection Questions?

Recycle BC’s curbside collection contractor in the City of Vancouver is Smithrite Disposal Ltd. They can be reached Monday to Friday, 7am – 6pm, at 604-282-7966 or recycle@smithrite.com.

Recycle BC’s multi-family collection contractor in the City of Vancouver is Waste Management. They can be reached at 604-282-7961.

You are a multi-family customer if you live in (or manage) a building with five or more units, where recycling is brought to carts in a central location.

If you live in a multi-family complex with four or less units, or if residents use blue boxes instead of carts, please refer to the information provided for City of Vancouver curbside customers.

Recycling Collection Questions? Recycle BC’s multi-family collection contractor in the City of Vancouver is Waste Management. They can be reached at 604-282-7961.

Segregated Glass

The City of Vancouver has been rolling out segregated glass since 2015, and was completed in 2017. Residents should place glass bottles and jars into the designated box or cart as soon as it is received.

Quick Reference Guide
RECYCLING GUIDE & SCHEDULE

Download the 2018-2019 Multi-family Recycling Guide here.

You can also download the Recycle BC app from Google Play or the iTunes App Store to search for depots and use our recycling Waste Wizard.

You are a curbside customer if you bring your own recycling to the curb using bins, bags or carts, and includes multi-family buildings with four units or less.

Recycling Collection Questions? Recycle BC’s curbside collection contractor in the City of Vancouver is Smithrite Disposal Ltd. They can be reached at 604-282-7966 or recycle@smithrite.com.

Quick Reference Guide

RECYCLING GUIDE

The Recycling Guide outlines how to sort your recycling, shows what is accepted and not accepted, and what items you can take to Recycle BC depots. You can also download the Recycle BC app from Google Play or the iTunes App store to search for depots and use our recycling Waste Wizard.

2018-2019 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

Material List

Search materials and view our full materials list. Download the mobile app to search on the go with the waste wizard! Download it here or search ‘Recycle BC’ in the App Store or on Google Play on your mobile device.

FAQs

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.

 

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

If you live in or manage a multi-family building with five or more units, where residents bring their recycling to carts a central location, please contact Recycle BC’s multi-family collection partner, Waste Management at 604-282-7961 (a small number of multi-family buildings will be serviced by Smithrite – please use the address search tool above to verify your collector) ; if you are a curbside customer (i.e. you bring your recycling individually to the curb using bins, bags or carts, including multi-family complexes with four or less units) please contact Recycle BC’s curbside collection partner, Smithrite Disposal Ltd at 604-282-7966.

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