The production, distribution and use of the goods and food we rely on in our daily lives all require energy, and so does managing the resulting waste. Energy used to produce and transport goods often comes from fossil fuels, which are the largest global source of heat-trapping greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

By making smart choices about what we buy, how we use it and how we dispose of it, we can impact the GHGs associated with our consumption.


Waste reduction starts at the store. The best way to deal with garbage is by not creating it in the first place. More Information


Backyard composting is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to recycle food scraps and yard trimmings. If you’re composting at home, thank you and please carry on! You are diverting waste from the landfill and getting a rich fertilizer for your garden. More Information


Recycling diverts waste from the landfill, conserves valuable resources, saves energy and supports a green economy. Most of it is picked up right at the curb, and for those items that aren't, you'd be surprised how many items are accepted at drop-off locations! More Information


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Horseshoe Bay Village Recycling Project

In 2017, a pilot project replaced traditional garbage cans with three-stream recycling bins in Horseshoe Bay Village. The new bins have recycling options for paper and containers, as well as garbage collection.

Recycling Collection

Recycling is collected every week in your Blue Box, Grey Box and Yellow Bag.

Garbage & Recycling

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West Vancouver diverts an estimated 72 per cent of residential waste from landfill and is committed to protecting, restoring and defending our natural environment.

Visit Garbage & Recycling to learn about what gets picked up at your curb and what to do with the rest.

Don't forget to download the WestVanCollect app and get your collection schedule on your phone, including reminders and the What Goes Where? list.

Love Food, Hate Waste

Every year, Metro Vancouver households throw away 100,000 tonnes of edible food and drink. We pour out 70,000 glasses of milk a day! Can you think of just one thing you can do differently to use more of the food you buy, reduce waste, and save on your grocery bills? Learn more and find tips at