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Garbage is collected every other week. On the morning of collection, set your garbage out between 5 and 7:30 a.m. and be sure not to overload your garbage can—the lid should close completely. And before you put an item in the garbage, check to see if it can be recycled or put in your Green Can.
Garbage, Green Can or recycling not collected?
Place garbage at the curbside in cans with lids. Garbage cans are not provided by the municipality, but can be purchased from a local retailer.
We will pick up 154 L per home, per collection day. That is:
- two 77 L cans or bags,
- two 121 L cans with one 77 L bag in each, OR
- one 121 L can with no more than two 77 L bags
Maximum weight is 20 kg per container or bag.
The following items are not accepted or collected at the curb as garbage:
- yard trimmings
- food scraps
- oversized items
- construction materials
- dirt, rocks or sod
- small appliances
- used oil and antifreeze
Learn more about product stewardship programs and Metro Vancouver’s landfill bans:
The North Shore is a natural bear habitat. Eighty per cent of interactions between humans and bears on the North Shore are caused by irresponsibly managed waste.
Collection rules, such as set-out times, are included in our bylaw to deter animals and reduce wildlife attractants—please follow them.
To avoid attracting animals:
- store all materials inside the house, shed or secure enclosure until the morning of collection
- wash your containers with a mild soap or vinegar and water solution to reduce odours
An extra garbage tag is required to remove more than 154 L on collection day. Tags are $6 for each extra 77 L bag or can, and never expires.
Effective Wednesday, April 8, Municipal Hall will be closed to the public as part of the District's measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Replacement boxes, bags and decals are available for delivery only. Learn more.
To use, attach the tag to your extra garbage bag or can and set it out with other garbage on your regular collection day.
Large loads of garbage can also be dropped off at North Shore Transfer Station located at 30 Riverside Drive. Applicable disposal fees apply.