COVID-19 Updates


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Garbage & Recycling

2021 garbage and organics collection calendar

Your new garbage and organics collection calendar will be delivered the week of December 7. 

If you do not receive yours by Friday, December 11, please contact us by email and we will send you one directly.


You can also download the WestVanCollect app (available for iPhone and Android devices) and receive instant service change alerts, collection reminders, and personalized collection calendars straight to your phone.



To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our waste collection staff:

  • ensure that all personal hygiene products, used tissues, cleaning cloths, face masks, gloves, and similar items are disposed of in garbage bags.
  • securely tie garbage bags. Un-bagged or loose items will not be collected.
  • sort materials correctly. Crews are taking extra precautions and will not be sorting through garbage or recycling at the curb.

Replacement boxes & bags

Need replacement blue boxes, grey boxes or bags?

Recycle BC is responsible for recycling in West Vancouver. Recycle BC’s selected collection contractor is Waste Control Services (WCS).

Contact Waste Control Services to request delivery of replacement boxes or bags:


Email Waste Control Services

Missed pick-ups

Information on missed pick-ups

Garbage Pick-Up Schedule

Recycling Collection

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

Green Can, Yard Trimmings & Compost

Green Can and Yard Trimmings are collected every week. Remember, food is not garbage. More Information

Garbage Collection

Garbage is collected every other week. Check your schedule here. More Information

Multi-family & commercial

The municipality does not pick up garbage, yard trimmings or food scraps from multi-unit buildings and businesses. More Information

Public Spaces

Please do your part to dispose of all waste responsibly. Whether you're in a park, municipal facility or on the sidewalk. More Information

Drop-off Depots

For large quantities of items accepted at the curb and much, much more. More Information

collection app & game

Never miss another collection day! Download the WestVanCollect app to get your collection schedule on your phone. Looking to test your knowledge of sorting materials? Play the waste-sorting game! More Information

Missed Pick-Ups

Missed garbage, green can or yard trimmings? More Information

Single-use items

Single-use items are designed to be used once for a short period of time and then discarded. Learn about the ways to reduce and re-use single-use items. More Information




2021 Collection Map

2021 Collection Brochure

Collected every week

Green Can & Yard Trimmings


Collected every other week


Set out times

  • collection begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • set materials out after 5 a.m. on collection day, not the night before

Recycle Collection Provider Change

As of July 1, 2020, Recycle BC is responsible for recycling collection in West Vancouver.

  • Weekly recycling collection will continue.
  • Recycling set out guidelines will remain the same.
  • This will not impact garbage or organics collection.

Learn more