Garbage & Recycling
Free Vancouver Recycling Day Event
Special recycling collection event at Evergreen High School, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 1. Bring paper for shredding. Drop-off block foam, electronics, tires, scrap metal and Freon-containing appliances. Click here to learn more!
Severe Weather: Inclement weather conditions can impact garbage and recycling collections. Make sure Waste Connections has your current contact information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-892-5370.
Free RecycleRight App
The City of Vancouver, Clark County and Waste Connections of Washington have teamed up to provide residential customers with a new on-the-go resource for recycling, reusing and disposing the right way. Download the free RecycleRight App for your smart phone or tablet, or use the Recycling A-Z wizard on our website. It's free and easy to use. Click here to use the wizard or learn where to get your app!
Use the Recycling A-Z widget below or get the FREE RecycleRight app to:
- View your collection schedule and sign up for handy reminders;
- Look up items for donation, recycling and disposal options;
- Request yard debris from your phone;
- Sign up for service alerts in case of schedule changes.
Stop Unwanted Mail!
Click here to opt out of unwanted catalogs, coupons, credit card offers, phone books and circulars. Basic opt-out service is free. Additional services are available for a fee.
The City of Vancouver's Solid Waste Services, part of Vancouver Public Works, provides help and information to neighborhoods, businesses and residents who make our community sparkle. We oversee garbage, recycling and yard debris collection contracts and look for new ways to improve these services that affect our daily lives.
Many of the answers to questions about recycling, reusing, reducing, rates and more can be found in the sections below and the links on the sides of this webpage. For fast help, enter the name of the item into the Recycling A-Z waste wizard on our main recycling webpage.
Wondering when the next special collections are? Check out the Talking Trash page.
Garbage, Recycling & Yard Debris Services for HomeThe City of Vancouver contracts with Waste Connections for curbside collection of garbage, recycling and yard debris for its residents. Please note that garbage collection is mandatory and a wide range of service and recycling options are available.
Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Plastic Bags and WrapLet's go beyond bags! Plastic wraps, bags and film packaging abound. The new Recycle Wrap/Beyond Bags pilot program joins together partners and agencies interested in a comprehensive solution aimed at keeping plastic bags and wraps out of the environment and in the economy. Learn more.