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