Garbage & Recycling

2021–2022 recycling collection guides

You will receive a new Recycle BC recycling collection guide in the mail during the first week of July 2021.

The Recycle BC guide includes information about recycling only. Please do not throw away your 2021 Collection Guide for garbage, Green Can, and yard trimmings.⁠

Recycle BC has been responsible for recycling collection in West Vancouver since July 2020. For more information about recycling, visit the Recycle BC website.

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.

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.

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Green Can, Yard Trimmings & Compost

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

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Garbage Collection

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

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Multi-family & commercial

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

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Public Spaces

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

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Drop-off Depots

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

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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!

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Missed Pick-Ups

Missed garbage, green can or yard trimmings?

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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.

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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.

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