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Horseshoe Bay Village Recycling Pilot Project

In 2017, a pilot project replaced traditional garbage cans with three-stream recycling bins in Horseshoe Bay Village. The new bins have recycling options for paper and containers, as well as garbage collection.

The year-long pilot project tested the feasibility of collecting the separated paper and containers, which resembles our successful residential curbside program.

The pilot project is now over and, based on the results, the streetside recycling program is being expanded to additional commercial areas in West Vancouver.

Find out more about the 2019 Streetside Recycling Expansion Project here:

Streetside Recycling

Read the final report outlining the results of this pilot project:

2017 Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Recycling Pilot Results




What Goes In

Similar to the residential recycling program, the following items are accepted in each stream:

Containers (blue) stream:

  • disposable paper and plastic cups
  • rigid plastic containers
  • tin and steel containers
  • aluminium foil and foil containers
  • gable top and aseptic containers (such as milk cartons and juice boxes)
  • frozen dessert boxes (usually ice cream)
  • spiral-wound paper cans (most common are juice concentrate)
  • empty aerosol cans

Paper (yellow) stream:

  • newspaper
  • cardboard coffee sleeves
  • mixed paper
  • small cardboard

Garbage (black) stream:

  • chip bags
  • candy wrappers
  • drinking straws
  • plastic cutlery
  • diapers
  • Styrofoam
  • non-recyclables