Managing waste is a shared responsibility. There is a great deal that we can all do, as individuals, businesses and governments, to significantly reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. We also want to make sure materials don’t end up in the landfill that can be reused or recycled into valuable new products.

Collection

Single Family Homes

Residential garbage, kitchen scraps and yard/garden material collection is supplied through a combination of municipal programs and private services. Learn more >>

Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to over 127,000 single family homes in the region. Learn more >>

Multi-family Buildings

Collection services for garbage, recycling and kitchen scraps are provided by private collectors. If you have concerns about the services offered in your building please contact your building manager. If you would like to set up new recycling or kitchen scraps services we suggest you first connect with your garbage collector to learn what other services they provide.

Commercial Buildings and Institutions

As with multi-family buildings, waste collection services for commercial buildings and institutions are supplied by private collectors. If you are business located within a commercial building, we recommend connecting with the building manager regarding your waste generation and service needs.

Private Collection Services

There are a number of companies offering garbage, recycling, kitchen scraps and yard material collection services in the region. Visit myrecyclopeda.ca for a listing of service providers or search ‘Garbage Collection’ in the Yellow Pages.

Drop-off

Depot Collection of Recyclables

The British Columbia Recycling Regulation requires producers of designated products to take extended producer responsibility for the life-cycle management of their products which includes recycling. This is conducted through a network of collection sites throughout the province. Learn more >>

Transfer Stations

There are a number of locations in the region where you can drop off garbage as well as items like scrap metal and yard and garden material. Find out what is accepted where by visiting myrecyclopedia.ca.