Metro Vancouver Food Scraps Pilot in Caulfeild
Over the past seven years, West Vancouver residents have demonstrated a consistent increase in what they recycle, along with a corresponding decrease in what they put in the garbage. To further increase single family home recycling rates, West Vancouver partnered with Metro Vancouver in 2010 to conduct a six-month curbside food scrap recycling demonstration project. Five hundred homes in the western Caulfeild neighbourhood made up the test area in West Vancouver.
The program diverted food scraps that would normally be thrown in the garbage into the yard trimmings bin instead. Residents recycled vegetable and fruit peels, cooked food scraps, meat, fish, bones, dairy products, baked goods and food-soiled paper. The food scraps are picked up along with yard trimmings and are then composted.
These households continue to receive this service. For more information, please visit www.metrovancouver.org/foodrecycling.