Recycling in Municipal Buildings

The District of West Vancouver is serious about reducing waste. In 2016, new recycling stations were installed in all municipal buildings. The new bins provide additional opportunities for residents, visitors and staff to divert waste from the landfill.

The municipal building recycling program is similar to our successful residential recycling program, making it easier to recycle wherever you go:

  • black is for garbage
  • yellow is for paper
  • green is for food scraps
  • blue is for containers

But bins don't recycle. People do! It is important for all users—both staff and the public—to do their part and sort materials properly into the right bins.

What Goes Where Poster


Trevor Doré
Community Programs Coordinator



What Goes In

Similar to the streetside 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