Vancouver Waste Management

Taking action to make Vancouver the greenest city by 2020

Taking action to recycle food waste

Vancouver wants to get food scraps to be recycled by supporting the multi-unit residential, commercial and institutional properties serviced by waste haulers as they implement food scrap diversion programs. This also requires improvement to to existing organic diversion programs for properties receiving City collection service.

Reducing street litter, abandoned garbage in public and illegal dumping

To be able to stop this problem, this will take stakeholder engagement, community support and program partnerships. This will also involve looking into new requirements targeting commonly disposed and difficult to recycle materials such as coffee cups and fast food packaging.