Recycling Cart Sizes

The standard blue recycling cart is 95 gallons. For most households, this cart size will fit the capacity needs of the every-other-week collection schedule. You only need to set out your cart on your regularly scheduled recycling collection day when it is full.

Questions about size? We encourage you to try the standard cart for a sure understanding and experience of how it will work for you. If you have questions or significant challenges impacting your ability to use the standard cart, the City of Vancouver and Waste Connections will be happy to work with you to help find a solution to your specific situation.

Keep in mind that you'll want to be sure to get a big enough cart to handle all your recycling needs for two weeks. Don't forget that you'll be able to recycle plastic tubs, nursery pots and buckets of 5 gallons or less with the new cart-based program.      

Carts 95 gallon (Standard Cart) 65 gallon 48 gallon 35 gallon
Depth: 34 inches 28 inches 29 inches 22 inches
Width: 29 inches 27 inches 24 inches 20 inches
Height (with lid): 45 inches 41 inches 37 inches 39 inches

Recycling Presentations:

Are you interested in a presentation to your Vancouver Neighborhood Association? Please contact us at 360-619-4120 or e-mail