Food scraps need to be separated from regular garbage. They belong in the green bin. This applies to everyone in the region, including all homes, businesses, schools, grocery stores, and restaurants.
See what belongs in the green bin – and what doesn’t.
Tips to make composting an easier, cleaner task in your household.
Resource for residents of both detached and multi-family homes.
Contact your local municipality for specific food scraps recycling information.
Learn about the Organics Disposal Ban and why we compost food scraps in Metro Vancouver.
Food Scraps Recycling for Restaurants
Food Scraps Recycling for Grocers
Solid Waste Services
View and download campaign materials
Metro Vancouver acknowledges that the region’s residents live, work, and learn on the shared territories of many Indigenous peoples, including 10 local First Nations: Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Matsqui, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo, Squamish, Tsawwassen, and Tsleil-Waututh.
Metro Vancouver respects the diverse and distinct histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, which collectively enrich our lives and the region.