Garbage & Recycling
Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule Reminder!
Garbage, Recycling and Yard Debris Trucks WILL NOT run on Thanksgiving Day. If your pickup day is Thursday, then pick-up will be on Friday. If your pick-up day is Friday, then pick-up will be Saturday.
Free Leaf Disposal Coupon
Click here to download and print your copy of the free leaf disposal coupon. Use the coupon from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015, for free leaf disposal at City Bark, H&H Wood Recyclers, West Van Materials Recovery Center or Triangle Resources. Only leaves - not other yard debris - may be disposed of as part of this free program for Vancouver and Clark County residents. A coupon is required; also look for fall leaf coupons in neighborhood newsletters and the curbside recycling newsletter.
Remember, prevent street flooding - Don't place leaves in the street! Click here to learn more.
Holiday Recycling and Reuse
Broken, tangled or old holiday lights? Please do not place them in your recycling cart; instead, check out Recycling A-Z below for various options. And then click here to learn more holiday-related waste reduction tips with recycling, reusing, reducing and composting. Tips are included for household batteries, cooking oil, computers/electronics, wrapping/packaging and Christmas trees.
Tell me where...get the 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!
Remind me when...get your handy schedule here. Never miss another collection day!
Use this helpful tool to get the garbage, recycling and optional yard debris schedule for your residence. Enter your address and hit search. You can also:
- View, download and print your garbage and recycling collection calendar
- Sign up for reminders by email, phone or twitter
- Upload your schedule to your iCal, Google or Microsoft Outlook calendar
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.