RECYCLING

Recycling

The production, distribution and use of the goods and food we rely on in our daily lives all require energy, and so does managing the resulting waste. Energy used to produce and transport goods often comes from fossil fuels, which are the largest global source of heat-trapping greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

By making smart choices about what we buy, how we use it and how we dispose of it, we can impact the GHGs associated with our consumption.

Reduce

Waste reduction starts at the store. The best way to deal with garbage is by not creating it in the first place. Buy only what you need, use all of what you buy. 

Love Food, Hate Waste

Every year Metro Vancouver households throw away 100,000 tonnes of edible food and drink. We pour out 70,000 glasses of milk a day! Can you think of just one thing you can do differently to use more of the food you buy, reduce waste, and save on your grocery bills? Learn more and find tips at lovefoodhatewaste.ca.

Reuse

Before throwing an item out, consider if it will be useful to someone else or for some other purpose.

Recycle

Recycling diverts waste from the landfill, conserves valuable resources saves energy and supports a green economy.

Reduce

Waste reduction starts at the store. The best way to deal with garbage is by not creating it in the first place. More Information

Reuse

Backyard composting is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to recycle food scraps and yard trimmings. If you’re composting at home, thank you and please carry on! You are diverting waste from the landfill and getting a rich fertilizer for your garden. More Information

Recycle

Recycling diverts waste from the landfill, conserves valuable resources, saves energy and supports a green economy. Most of it is picked up right at the curb, and for those items that aren't, you'd be surprised how many items are accepted at drop-off locations! More Information

Contact

Garbage & Recycling information:

604-925-7176

Email

Horseshoe Bay Village Recycling Project

In 2017, West Vancouver will conduct a pilot to test expanding recycling to streets and bus stops in the District. Garbage cans on Horseshoe Bay streets will be removed and replaced with yellow, blue and black receptacles separating waste into three streams: paper recycling, container recycling and garbage.

Recycling Collection

2016 Collection Calendar

Collected every week

Recycling

Green Can & Yard Trimmings

Collected every other week

Garbage

Set out times

  • collection begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • set materials out after 5 a.m. on collection day, not the night before

More Information

West Vancouver diverts an estimated 72 per cent of residential waste from landfill and is committed to protecting, restoring and defending our natural environment.

Visit Garbage & Recycling to learn about what gets picked up at your curb and what to do with the rest.

Don't forget to download the WestVanCollect app and get your collection schedule on your phone, including reminders and the What Goes Where? list.

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