Garbage & Recycling


New Garbage, Green Can, and yard trimmings guides were mailed in December. Recycle BC will mail a separate recycling collection guide in June. The Recycle BC guide includes information about recycling only. Please keep both collection guides.

Recycle BC has been responsible for recycling collection in West Vancouver since July 2020. For more information about recycling, visit the Recycle BC website.

You can also download the WestVanCollect app (available for iPhone and Android devices) and receive instant service change alerts, collection reminders, and personalized collection calendars straight to your phone.

Replacement boxes & bags

Recycle BC is responsible for recycling in West Vancouver. Recycle BC’s selected collection contractor is Waste Control Services (WCS).

Contact Waste Control Services to request delivery of replacement boxes or bags:


Email Waste Control Services

Missed pick-ups

Information on missed pick-ups

Garbage pick-up schedule

Garbage Collection

Garbage is collected every other week. Check your schedule here.

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Green Can, Yard Trimmings & Compost

Green Can and Yard Trimmings are collected every week. Remember, food is not garbage.

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Multi-family & commercial

The municipality does not pick up garbage, yard trimmings or food scraps from multi-unit buildings and businesses.

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Missed Pick-Ups

Missed garbage, green can or yard trimmings?

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collection app & game

Never miss another collection day! Download the WestVanCollect app to get your collection schedule on your phone. Looking to test your knowledge of sorting materials? Play the waste-sorting game!

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Recycling Collection

Recycling collection in West Vancouver is provided by Recycle BC. 

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Drop-off Depots

For large quantities of items accepted at the curb and much, much more.

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Public Spaces

Please do your part to dispose of all waste responsibly. Whether you're in a park, municipal facility or on the sidewalk.

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Single-use items

Single-use items are designed to be used once for a short period of time and then discarded. Learn about the ways to reduce and re-use single-use items.

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2023 Collection Map

2023 Collection Brochure

Collected every week

Green Can & Yard Trimmings


Collected every other week


Set out times

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