Recycling

The way we manage our waste is changing.

Metro Vancouver, along with the City of Vancouver will ban organic materials from waste facilities starting in 2015. Did you know that a third of the garbage in our landfills is organic materials?

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Notice to food and beverage business owners.

The Metro Vancouver organic waste ban began January of 2015.

Download the Closing the Loop Guide (2Mb)

Food Scraps By-Law Changes

As of October 14, 2014 Council approved updates to City By-laws. Read all the changes regarding changes in how businesses will handle waste in 2015.
http://yaletowninfo.com/update-vancouver-food-scrap-law-changes/


Recycling Signage and Artwork

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You now have access to a range of in-kitchen and on-bin signage and instruction to assist getting staff up to speed. Members can print off the signage that is relevant to their operation, and customize their waste management to fit their business location.


Find a recycling centre

Keep ahead of the curve with your recycling efforts. You can find the nearest recycling facilities with the Recycling Council of BC’s Recyclepedia »

App IconDownload the Recyclepedia app on iPhone and Android. The app provides users a list of the 10 nearest locations to recycle your item, based on the phones location, as well as a Google map with directions. Both iPhone & Android apps provide the option to call the RCBC Recycling Hotline for additional questions.

Call the Recycling Hotline

Lower Mainland: 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253)
British Columbia Toll Free: 1-800-667-4321
Email: hotline@rcbc.ca


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To organize recycling collection from your business, try one of the service providers listed on the City of Vancouver’s website: http://vancouver.ca/doing-business/waste-collection-for-businesses.aspx


Metro Vancouver Recycles

Search by item or location on the Metro Vancouver Recycles website to find out where you can dispose of things.
Search Metro Vancouver Recycles

Some common recyclable materials and their associated recycling facilities are listed below:

Category Recycler Phone/Website
Appliances
– Air Conditioners
City of Vancouver Transfer Station
377 West Kent Ave North
Vancouver, BC
3-1-1
vancouver.ca
Appliances
– Air Conditioners
North Shore Transfer Station
30 Riverside Dr West
North Vancouver, BC
(604)681-5600
metrovancouver.org
Appliances
– Large Appliances
Habitat for Humanity ReStore-Vancouver
69 West 69th Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 326-3055
www.habitatgv.ca
Appliances
– Large Appliances
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Appliances
– Small Appliances
Wildlife Thrift Store
1295 Granville St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 682-0381
wildlifethriftstore.com
Appliances
– Small Appliances
Habitat for Humanity ReStore-Vancouver
69 West 69th Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 326-3055
www.habitatgv.ca
Batteries
– Non-Rechargeable
Vancouver Battery
2192 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
(604) 737-8463
vancouverbattery.com
Batteries
– Non-Rechargeable
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Batteries
– Automotive
Kal Tire
1670 Main St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 669-3124
Batteries
– Automotive
Davidson Batteries
550 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC
(604) 879-8691
davidsonbattery.com
Batteries
– Other
Vancouver Battery
2192 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
(604) 737-8463
vancouverbattery.com
Batteries
– Other
Free Geek
1820 Pandora St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 879-4335
freegeekvancouver.org
Batteries
– Rechargeable
Vancouver Battery
2192 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
(604) 737-8463
vancouverbattery.com
Batteries
– Rechargeable
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Beverage Containers United We Can Bottle Depot
39 E Hastings St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 681-0001
return-it.ca
Beverage Containers Go Green Bottle & Recycling Depot
2286 Ontario St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 874-0367
go-green.ca
Electronics
– Cartridges
The Great Canadian Cartridge Depot
130 – 1641 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC
(604) 506-3322
cartridgedepot.ca
Electronics
– CDs and DVDs
Urban Source
3126 Main St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 875-1611
urbansource.bc.ca
Electronics
– CDs and DVDs
Free Geek
1820 Pandora St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 879-4335
freegeekvancouver.org
Electronics
– Cell Phones
Wind Mobile
116 Davie St
Vancouver, BC
+1 (888) 797-1740
recyclemycell.ca
Electronics
– Computers
Office Wise
2151 Ontario St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 568-4848
officewise.ca
Electronics
– Computers
Vancouver Community Network
411 Dunsmuir St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 257-3811
vcn.bc.ca
Electronics
– Home Audio & Video Systems
Go Green Bottle & Recycling Depot
2286 Ontario St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 874-0367
go-green.ca
Electronics
– Home Audio & Video Systems
Salvation Army – East Vancouver
261 E 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 874-4721
return-it.ca
Electronics
– Photocopiers
Office Wise
2151 Ontario St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 568-4848
officewise.ca
Electronics
– Photocopiers
Fairway Disposal
11560 Twigg Place
Richmond, BC
(604) 327-7100
Electronics
– Televisions
Go Green Bottle & Recycling Depot
2286 Ontario St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 874-0367
go-green.ca
Electronics
– Televisions
St. Vincent De Paul ‘Value Shop’
2743 Main St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 873-1065
go-green.ca
Electronics
– VHS Tapes
London Drugs
710 Granville St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 448-4802
greendeal.ca
Flammable Liquids
– Flammable Liquids
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Flammable Liquids
– Flammable Liquids
East Van Bottle Depot
2605 Kaslo St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 255-4243
return-it.ca
Flammable Liquids
– Gasoline
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Flammable Liquids
– Gasoline
East Van Bottle Depot
2605 Kaslo St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 255-4243
return-it.ca
Flammable Liquids
– Solvent
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Flammable Liquids
– Solvent
East Van Bottle Depot
2605 Kaslo St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 255-4243
return-it.ca
Hazardous Items
– Antifreeze
Carter Honda
1502 West 3rd Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 736-4547
bcusedoil.com
Hazardous Items
– Antifreeze
Boundary Brake & Tune
1751 Ontario St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 709-0033
bcusedoil.com
Hazardous Items
– Explosives & Flares
RCMP and/or Police Detachments VPD Non-Emergency
(604) 717-3321
Hazardous Items
– Fire Extinguishers
North Star Metal Recycling
1170 Powell St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 354-2734
northstarmetalrecycling.com
Hazardous Items
– Fluorescent Light Tubes/Bulbs
London Drugs
710 Granville St
Vancouver, BC
lightrecycle.ca
Hazardous Items
– Fluorescent Light Tubes/Bulbs
Canadian Tire
2290 Cambie St
Vancouver, BC
lightrecycle.ca
Hazardous Items
– Pesticides
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Hazardous Items
– Pesticides
East Van Bottle Depot
2605 Kaslo St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 255-4243
return-it.ca
Hazardous Items
– Propane Tanks Disposable
City of Vancouver Transfer Station
377 West Kent Ave North
Vancouver, BC
3-1-1
vancouver.ca
Hazardous Items
– Propane Tanks Refillable
City of Vancouver Transfer Station
377 West Kent Ave North
Vancouver, BC
3-1-1
vancouver.ca
Medications Pharmasave
1251 Pacific Blvd
Vancouver, BC
(604) 684-8488
pharmasave.com
Medications Shoppers Drug Mart
1295 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 801-5708
shoppersdrugmart.ca
Metal
– Aluminum Scrap
Go Green Bottle & Recycling Depot
2286 Ontario St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 874-0367
go-green.ca
Metal
– Aluminum Scrap
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Metal
– Car Parts
North Star Metal Recycling
1170 Powell St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 354-2734
northstarmetalrecycling.com
Metal
– Christmas Lights
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Metal
– Christmas Lights
North Star Metal Recycling
1170 Powell St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 354-2734
northstarmetalrecycling.com
Metal
– Ferrous Metals
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Metal
– Mercury
Sherman Instruments
1641 Venables St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 254-9622
johnsherman.com
Metal
– Mercury
Nu-Life Industries
347 262nd St
Aldergrove, BC
(604) 857-5588
nulife-ind.com
Metal
– Non-Ferrous Metals
Go Green Bottle & Recycling Depot
2286 Ontario St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 874-0367
go-green.ca
Metal
– Non-Ferrous Metals
Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Metal
– Tin Cans
City of Vancouver Transfer Station
377 West Kent Ave North
Vancouver, BC
3-1-1
vancouver.ca
Oils
– Motor Oil & Filters
Carter Honda
1502 West 3rd Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 736-4547
bcusedoil.com
Oils
– Motor Oil & Filters
Vancouver West Motors 1992
1241 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 683-0813
bcusedoil.com
Paint Go Green Bottle & Recycling Depot
2286 Ontario St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 874-0367
go-green.ca
Paint Regional Recycling – Vancouver
960 Evans Ave
Vancouver, BC
(604) 689-4722
regionalrecycling.ca
Paper
– Books
Wildlife Thrift Store
1295 Granville St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 682-0381
wildlifethriftstore.com
Paper
– Books
Friends of the Vancouver Public Library
book’mark
350 W Georgia St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 331-4049
friendsofthevpl.ca
Paper
– Cardboard
City of Vancouver Transfer Station
377 West Kent Ave North
Vancouver, BC
3-1-1
vancouver.ca
Paper
– Mixed Waste Paper
Urban Source
3126 Main St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 875-1611
urbansource.bc.ca
Paper
– Mixed Waste Paper
City of Vancouver Transfer Station
377 West Kent Ave North
Vancouver, BC
3-1-1
vancouver.ca
Plastic
– Codes 1, 2, 4 & 5
City of Vancouver Transfer Station
377 West Kent Ave North
Vancouver, BC
3-1-1
vancouver.ca
Plastic
– Codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, P6, 6, 7 & plastic bags
WCS Recycling
1493 Dominion St
North Vancouver, BC
(604) 987-1493
wcsrecycling.com