New recycling program launching in Millennium Park, John Lawson Park, and Dundarave Park

This spring, new recycling bins will be installed in Millennium Park, John Lawson Park, and Dundarave Park. This is the first phase of a three-phased parks recycling program in the District’s destination waterfront parks. The new bins will include options to recycle containers, and food scraps, as well as a place for garbage. 

Around 50% of material currently thrown in parks garbage bins could have been recycled and we are working to divert more of this waste from the landfill. The new recycling bins will make it easier to recycle in West Vancouver’s parks.

Bins don't recycle—people do!

We need your help! People often find it easier to recycle at home than in public spaces. At home, West Van residents divert more than 75% of waste from the landfill using the residential garbage and recycling collection program. To make it as easy as possible to recycle correctly in public places, the new recycling bins will match West Vancouver’s other collection programs:

  • containers go in the blue bin
  • food scraps and food-soiled paper go in the green bin
  • garbage goes in the black bin

Help us make this program a success by sorting waste properly in public spaces. While you’re at it, keep up the good work and continue recycling and using your Green Can at home! 

Staff will be monitoring the program and reporting back to Council on the results of this program to receive additional direction before expanding the program to additional parks.

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