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Garbage: What Goes In? Not Much!

Only waste that cannot be recycled or composted goes into the garbage - for example: diapers, cloth and textile materials, or any product that cannot be reused or recycled.

Please contact your building's waste hauler to determine what is accepted in your building's garbage.

Only waste that cannot be recycled of composted is accepted in the garbage.

For information on how to dispose of materials that cannot be placed in the garbage, contact the Recycling Council of BC hotline at 604-732-9253 or visit or

What Stays Out

What Stays Out: yard waste, food scraps, recyclables, liquids, harmful chemicals,explosives and ammunition, building demolition material, dirt, rocks and sand, flammable liquids, gasoline, pesticides, tires, car parts, motor oil, batteries, electronics, medications, small applicances

For more information on materials banned from disposal, please visit Metro Vancouver's Banned Materials webpage.