Tools and Resources

With the large variety of high rises, townhouses, low rises and other multi-unit residential buildings in the region, there is no single solution or recommendation to plan and establish a food scraps recycling program.

Municipal Garbage Collection

If you live in an apartment, condo or a townhouse with municipal garbage collection, your city may also offer food scraps recycling. Ask your building manager or strata to contact your municipality to discuss your property's eligibility for your city’s green bin program.    

Private Garbage Collection

If you live in an apartment, condo or townhouse with private garbage collection, ask your building manager or strata to contact your garbage hauler to discuss adding food scraps collection to the building’s garbage collection contract. There are many private haulers who will provide this service. The Recycling Council of BC maintains a list. Call 604-RECYCLE (732-9253).

Tools and Resources

Resources for building managers, property managers & stratas

Standard colours and icons for recycling

Consistent use of recycling colours and icons increases recycling rates. Find the region-wide recommendations here.

Multi-Family Recycling Toolkit

A resource to help building owners and motivated residents improve recycling within their complexes.

Resources for Property Managers to Distribute to Residents

Stickers for kitchen containers

A reminder of what’s in and what’s out for your residents’ kitchen containers. Print as stickers, or laminate and post.

Video: how to line a kitchen container – Demonstrates how to line a kitchen container with newsprint.