Superhabits Save the Day: Everyday Superheroes Save Our Region By Reducing Single-Use Itemshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/664/Superhabits Save the Day: Everyday Superheroes Save Our Region By Reducing Single-Use Items664Superhabits Save the Day: Everyday Superheroes Save Our Region By Reducing Single-Use ItemsGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassE2515AE015A84E469F79AD2FBEEFE65D"><p>Making reusable items part of a daily routine can make Metro Vancouver residents everyday superheroes! Actions like bringing reusable bags to the grocery store or packing lunch in a reusable container are more than just small habits — they are Superhabits that will go a long way to reducing waste in our region. </p></div>2021-06-10T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
From Old Mattresses to Disposable Masks, Put Waste in its Placehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/652/From Old Mattresses to Disposable Masks, Put Waste in its Place652From Old Mattresses to Disposable Masks, Put Waste in its PlaceGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass31AE9E849E8A4F1992D27521196FAEE5"><p></p><p>It’s that time of year when the days get brighter, the weather warms up and the region’s residents start spring cleaning. Metro Vancouver has resources to help residents ensure their unwanted items get properly recycled or disposed of — not illegally dumped. <br></p></div>2021-03-22T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Plenty of Ways to Prevent Clothing Waste in Metro Vancouver Amid Pandemichttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/649/Plenty of Ways to Prevent Clothing Waste in Metro Vancouver Amid Pandemic649Plenty of Ways to Prevent Clothing Waste in Metro Vancouver Amid PandemicGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6015A58CCE3349F8887C19D23FB62067"><p>​The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Metro Vancouver residents buy and dispose of clothing, but there are still many ways people can keep textile materials out of the trash. From smart shopping and mending, to creative repurposing and donation, a campaign encouraging people to "think thrice" about their clothes is ready with tips and ideas.</p></div>2021-02-23T08:00:00Zstring;#2021
Bubbling Over with Bubble Wrap? Waste-Conscious Shoppers Get Creative to Create Memories, Not Garbagehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/643/Bubbling Over with Bubble Wrap? Waste-Conscious Shoppers Get Creative to Create Memories, Not Garbage643Bubbling Over with Bubble Wrap? Waste-Conscious Shoppers Get Creative to Create Memories, Not GarbageGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6EAD676583834B5288A52DBB0B6F618D"><p>​The ongoing surge in online shopping-related shipping and packaging materials means creating a holiday with less waste will be about more than just creating lasting memories, and Metro Vancouver is helping waste-conscious gift-givers make thoughtful decisions about shipping material, packaging, gifts, decorations, wrapping and more.<br></p></div>2020-11-25T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
COVID-19 Driving Some Canadians to Waste Less Food - Surveyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/632/COVID-19 Driving Some Canadians to Waste Less Food - Survey632COVID-19 Driving Some Canadians to Waste Less Food - SurveyGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassEE98625C8F4D461E8DED34DC97EFD9B2"><p>A new nation-wide survey shows that some Canadians are wasting less food while COVID-19 public health measures have been in place. Love Food Hate Waste Canada, delivered by the National Zero Waste Council in conjunction with its campaign partners, worked with the Mustel Group to understand how food purchasing, storage, consumption and waste behaviours have changed since the introduction of quarantine and physical distancing measures.</p></div>2020-09-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Clothing Donation And Repair Is Key To Tackling Textile Waste in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/597/Clothing Donation And Repair Is Key To Tackling Textile Waste in Metro Vancouver597Clothing Donation And Repair Is Key To Tackling Textile Waste in Metro VancouverGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0229CBC4156C45B996B55AAE9D642C9B"><p>​Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents to "think thrice" before tossing that ugly blouse, ripped jeans or socks with holes into the garbage. Most unwanted clothing items can be repurposed, donated or repaired, reducing the amount of waste in the region.</p></div>2020-02-18T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Tis The Season To Create Memories, Not Garbagehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/592/Tis The Season To Create Memories, Not Garbage592Tis The Season To Create Memories, Not GarbageGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassA4823F6DD27C401EB4ED3A5F1ACCDB7C"><p>​With the holiday season upon us, Metro Vancouver wants to help residents think sustainably this Christmas, with its annual <a href="/services/solid-waste/reduction-reuse/create-memories/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Create Memories, Not Garbage</span></a> campaign. For almost a decade, this popular holiday waste reduction initiative has promoted experience-based, low-waste gift and decorating ideas so that fewer pieces of packaging and unwanted gifts end up being thrown away.</p></div>2019-11-25T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
"Hey! Food Scraps Aren't Garbage" Builds on Green Bin Successhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/586/"Hey! Food Scraps Aren't Garbage" Builds on Green Bin Success586"Hey! Food Scraps Aren't Garbage" Builds on Green Bin SuccessGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass11EB516A93D64FC287438A2C26A0A069"><p> Metro Vancouver is launching an enhanced organics recycling campaign to further build on the region’s waste diversion successes by reminding people, <em>Hey! Food Scraps Aren’t Garbage</em>.</p></div>2019-09-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver to Provide Secure Disposal of Abandoned Canadian Waste from the Philippineshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/580/Metro Vancouver to Provide Secure Disposal of Abandoned Canadian Waste from the Philippines580Metro Vancouver to Provide Secure Disposal of Abandoned Canadian Waste from the PhilippinesGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass02849761E27C44989F576A1584E5700C"><p>​Metro Vancouver will securely dispose of approximately 1,500 tonnes of repatriated Canadian waste shipped from the Philippines at its Waste-to-Energy Facility in Burnaby.</p></div>2019-05-24T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
No Dumping - Put Waste In Its Placehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/576/No Dumping - Put Waste In Its Place576No Dumping - Put Waste In Its PlaceGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBDDA8C6BBE8C4250AE0FA33542E8C950"><p>​Metro Vancouver's <a href="http://www.wasteinitsplace.ca/">Put Waste in Its Place</a> campaign is back for a third year, reminding residents to do the right thing by disposing of their unwanted items responsibly instead of illegally dumping them in alleys, parks and on the curbside.</p></div>2019-04-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Urges Residents to Think Thrice About Their Clotheshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/572/Metro Vancouver Urges Residents to Think Thrice About Their Clothes572Metro Vancouver Urges Residents to Think Thrice About Their ClothesGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass67C06801BBC242A38B2B1EA711CBEF03"><p>​Metro Vancouver has launched "<a href="http://www.clothesarentgarbage.ca/">Think Thrice About Your Clothes</a>," a new waste reduction campaign aimed at cutting the amount of clothing being thrown out in the region. </p></div>2019-02-25T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Its Easier Than Ever To Create Memories, Not Garbage This Holiday Seasonhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/567/Its Easier Than Ever To Create Memories, Not Garbage This Holiday Season567Its Easier Than Ever To Create Memories, Not Garbage This Holiday SeasonGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassACA6312BC9C24BF9B681C494189DABF7"><p>​Metro Vancouver encourages residents to <em>Create memories, not garbage</em> this holiday season by trying low-waste gift and entertaining ideas so that less packaging and fewer decorations end up in the landfill after Christmas.</p></div>2018-11-14T08:00:00Zstring;#2018
National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canadahttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/536/National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canada536National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in CanadaGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassFC6786FF9B65413FB814FE44094C56EE"><p>​Two of Canada’s largest food retailers have joined with local and provincial governments and agencies to launch a national <a href="file:///C:/Users/Slusk/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/W9FR133U/LoveFoodHateWaste.ca">Love Food Hate Waste</a> campaign today</p></div>2018-07-18T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Cleaning Up For Spring - Metro Vancouver Urges Residents Not to Illegally Dumphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/522/Cleaning Up For Spring - Metro Vancouver Urges Residents Not to Illegally Dump522Cleaning Up For Spring - Metro Vancouver Urges Residents Not to Illegally DumpGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8B4460FC38334FC286DBBB8C98FFD163"><p>As the region emerges from winter, Metro Vancouver is reminding anyone planning to spring clean that there are many convenient and affordable ways to recycle, donate or dispose of unwanted bulky items such as sofas and mattresses through the Waste in its Place online portal.</p></div>2018-04-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Hey, Food Isn't Garbage - Metro Vancouver Launches Multi-Family Food Scraps Campaignhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/516/Hey, Food Isn't Garbage - Metro Vancouver Launches Multi-Family Food Scraps Campaign516Hey, Food Isn't Garbage - Metro Vancouver Launches Multi-Family Food Scraps CampaignGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass45022D458DF94825AE828DEC876F11EA"><p>Metro Vancouver will target multi-family residents in its latest “Hey, food isn’t garbage” campaign, noting that despite available green bins in most of the region’s apartment and townhouse complexes, too many food scraps still end up in the trash.</p></div>2017-10-31T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Metro Vancouver Moves to Tackle Illegal Dumpinghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/495/Metro Vancouver Moves to Tackle Illegal Dumping495Metro Vancouver Moves to Tackle Illegal DumpingGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1B8150A9839B4E64916533E6978CACEF"><div>New research from Metro Vancouver shows that while most people hate seeing couches, mattresses and appliances littering the streets, many still engage in illegal dumping and often consider it a valid form of recycling.</div></div>2017-08-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Tis' the Season to Create Memories, not Garbage in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/453/Tis' the Season to Create Memories, not Garbage in Metro Vancouver453Tis' the Season to Create Memories, not Garbage in Metro VancouverGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass4D1DF91D0CBD4E459F1BBA00C4A39A98"><p>Starting a new hobby with a loved one, re-gifting a favourite novel or board game, giving gifts that last or taking a hungry student grocery shopping are just a few of the ideas being offered as part of Metro Vancouver’s Create Memories, Not Garbage holiday campaign that runs until January 1.</p></div>2016-11-14T08:00:00Zstring;#2016
National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Unveiled in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/451/National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Unveiled in Metro Vancouver451National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Unveiled in Metro VancouverGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBA3131404FD7460BABF4A6569CA8ED25">The National Zero Waste Council today announced a National Food Waste Reduction Strategy to combat climate change, reduce municipal disposal costs and improve community resiliency.</div>2016-11-03T07:00:00Zstring;#2016
Spring Cleaning Made Easier with Metro Vancouver Apphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/437/Spring Cleaning Made Easier with Metro Vancouver App437Spring Cleaning Made Easier with Metro Vancouver AppGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB77E6B6A742E43368B11BEC9E286C2B2"><p>If you have items to donate like furniture, appliances, and clothing, Metro Vancouver’s free app MVrecycles will help you find the most‐convenient locations. You’ll also find the closest locations to recycle just about anything including batteries, electronics, asphalt shingles, old tires, and paint.</p></div>2016-04-25T07:00:00Zstring;#2016
New Tipping Fees Effective January 1, 2016http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/433/New Tipping Fees Effective January 1, 2016433New Tipping Fees Effective January 1, 2016GP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0A2656B1830D43268679363B99C0CEEF">New Metro Vancouver tipping fees for disposing of garbage at regional waste management facilities will take effect January 1, 2016. The new rates were approved by the Metro Vancouver Board on October 30, 2015. </div>2015-12-22T08:00:00Zstring;#2015