Garbage & Recycling
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016: Friday garbage and recycling collections have been canceled due to conditions on many neighborhood streets. Instead, Waste Connections will be servicing Friday's residential customers on Saturday, Dec 10. Please set out your regular (Friday) garbage or recycling cart by 6:30 a.m. tomorrow for collections. Customers who were missed Thursday should plan to set out garbage or recycling for collection next Thursday. If you have weekly garbage service, you may set out twice the amount you are normally allowed.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016: Waste Connections trucks were able to service many Thursday garbage, recycling and yard debris customers before trucks had to return due to slick conditions and inclement winter weather. Those customers who were missed will get a call with information about their service. (Customers: You may want to check that they have your current phone number. Send an email to email@example.com to let them know if it has changed.) More info from Waste Connections can be found here. Columbia Resource Company reports that West Van Recovery Station and Central Transfer Station are closing for the day due to inclement weather conditions.
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, 2016, 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.
Snowy and icy conditions can impact garbage and recycling collections. Should service be canceled, Waste Connections of WA will send out a call to affected customers. You can make sure they have your current contact information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.